We’ve become quite the fans of Chandler Juliet over recent months. Having featured both “Burning Sage” and “Tidal Wave” last year, we’re super excited to welcome her back for an interview! This was completed just after the release of “Tidal Wave” and references her debut EP Elements, which is out March 22nd. Also out is new single “Gravitational”, which is a tune that boasts mammoth walls of sound filled with spirituality and a chorus that wriggles groove into your hips. It’s good.
A huge thank you to Chandler for having an interview with us, and we’re proper excited to sink our teeth into the Elements EP soon.
AN INTERVIEW WITH | CHANDLER JULIET
First of all, what got you into music? Well, both my parents are professional studio musicians and jazz musicians, so they required my sister and I to pick instruments at a young age, so I bounced around and played many instruments growing up (piano, violin, cello for 9 years!!) but taught myself how to play guitar, write songs and sing starting when I was 9. I think after that I always knew there was nothing I loved more than music, and that I was going to pursue an artist career.
You’ve recently dropped your new single ‘tidal wave’. What can you tell us about it? I wrote “tidal wave” about a month after I graduated college. I felt like I had finally hit adulthood, and felt at an all-time low. I had no friends, no job, and was looking back on my life growing up in LA, and felt so disappointed. I was asking God “why?” – why am I going through this? And why don’t I have a single friend to lean on? Through writing the song I find that maybe I’m right where I’m supposed to be, and the challenging parts of life actually strengthen us and build us into who we want to become, and to remember that nothing lasts forever, neither the good nor the bad.
It’s the second cut to come from your upcoming Elements EP. What can you tell us about the EP? The EP “elements” is an introspective collection of songs that were all written in my first year of adulthood and living on my own, just after graduating college. The songs are loosely themed around each of the elements, as a connection from my nature and emotions to the big city. This EP is my realization that I grew up in the city of Los Angeles, realizing how growing up in this super detached town can make it super hard to hold onto relationships and friendships, and accepting that my adolescence is over, and I can’t go back to being a kid.
What inspired you to use elements as the theme of the EP? I wrote the first two songs (tidal wave, then burning sage), and was very excited about the two of them. Then after a spin class, I walked out and thought OH! I could do an ep where I write a song about each of the four elements: fire, water, earth, and air, and then continued to write the last two songs “gravitational” and “hide and seek” with the concept in mind, with my producers/collaborators in BTWN Music.
Finally, if you could close out this interview with one final thought, what would it be? I’m super excited to release Elements on March 22nd, but I have so much more music coming out this year that I’m SUPER stoked on and proud of. Please follow me on Spotify and stay tuned for lots of releases this year! <3