Hotly-tipped South African newcomer Julia Church shares her debut EP ‘Take What You Want, Do As You Please’

Julia Church is pioneering her own sound, drawing from a DIY-driven ambition which she textures with interwoven honeyed vocals that flourishes throughout every song on this six track EP.

On the EP Julia says, “The title, ‘Take What You Want, Do As You Please’, was inspired by my favourite childhood story, “The Faraway Tree”, where there are loads of magical lands that thecharacters visit, two of which where they can take and do whatever they want without consequence. Obviously every little kids dream! I just remember being so engrossed in all the imagery and that’s actually what I wrote “Stars” about. This EP is my most fundamental and personal creative offering so far and I know people are going to take what they want from it and do as they please with it but it’s 100% me and I only hope everyone loves it as much as I do!”

Talented as both a songwriter and a producer, Julia recently graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts where she worked on a one-on-one songwriting session with Sir Paul McCartney. Growing up with her family in Durban, Julia was raised on Nora Jones and Joni Mitchell whilst later idolising the likes of Lana Del Ray, Chet Faker and Jamie Woon.

Her introduction to the industry saw her feature on a number of international dance hits which garnered millions of plays at the age of 17, while performing on global stages. Charting twice on the South African Radio Charts, at number 2 (“Something New” – Crazy White Boy ft.

Julia Church) and number 6 (“Heart Shaped Box” – Goldfish ft. Julia Church). The EP follows the self-release of her debut solo records which have all been written, performed and produced by Julia. Throughout the process, Julia has been adamant that staying in control and being her own boss will enable the best creative result. And this EP demonstrates just that.

The short burst onto the scene has already seen her play at some of London’s most prestigious venues and supported acts such as Goldfish (Electric Brixton), GoodLuck (Bush Hall), Soul diva RuthAnne (The Old Church) and Lauren Daigle (O2 Islington). Collaborators on this EP include Ben De Vries (David Gray), Daniel Holloway (IDER, Aaron Taylor, LUME) and Matt Newman (Mabes, Lyra).Future plans include a debut album in the Spring of 2020 and some very exciting collaborations in the pipeline with hugely respected names…

‘Take What You Want, Do As You Please’ is available now via all major platforms.

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