A Story of Personal Transformation
From a small village near Oswestry, emerging artist Julius Eastwood has just released the first single from his debut EP. Mirror (I Saw Me) is out now on all music platforms. The track sees Julius’ transition from indie-pop into electronic music, which is paired with his introspective song writing style and signature vocal tone. The result is an atmospheric blend of ambient electronica and emotional storytelling. You can listen to the new song here – Mirror (I Saw Me)
“Mirror (I Saw Me) is a reflection on a period of time in my life where I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin – at 18 years old I was introverted, had low self-esteem and barely recognised myself. It’s a retrospective song about who I was, how I felt at the time, and how I chose to change my life. It’s a story about transformation and the decision to turn my life around – I lost five stone, moved to London, finally began pursuing music, successfully auditioned for university. It is a hopeful song about finding yourself, empowerment, trusting your instincts, & living authentically” – Julius Eastwood
This is the follow up single to Julius’ self-penned track Borderlines – a song about home that he wrote after moving to London to study at BIMM University. Borderlines was his ode to the people, places and history of the Welsh borders and how this environment has shaped his perspective. Described by BBC Presenter Michaela Wylde as a ‘gorgeous tune’, it was playlisted on BBC Radio in Shropshire & in Hereford, and amassed over 2000 streams in its first two weeks on Spotify. After hearing Borderlines on the radio, director Julia Pentz reached out to make a music video for the song, which was covered by The Oswestry Life magazine, Powys County Times, Border Counties Advertizer, Shropshire Star, and featured in an interview for BBC Radio Shropshire.
Julius Eastwood is an alt-pop artist & songwriter now based in London. He comes from a small village on the Shropshire/Powys border and studied at Ysgol Uwchradd Llanfyllin where his love for poetry turned into a passion for songwriting. Julius has played the saxophone since he was seven years old and taught himself the piano at eighteen when he began making music in his bedroom. He then moved to London to study music at University where he went on to graduate and release Borderlines, the song that kickstarted his career. Julius’ musical style is a product of writing his lyrics before the music – he allows the emotional narrative to inform his top-line melodies and production decisions, which he then takes to the piano where he writes the musical accompaniment. Julius’ debut EP will be out early next year!
Picture credit: Andrew Ioannou.