QuickFire Questions with Swedish pop prodigy JULIANDER

"Cold Shoulder is the best accident I’ve ever made."
25 May 2022

By Vanessa B

Stockholm based artist, songwriter, and producer Juliander unveils his third release of the year “Cold Shoulder“, proving himself as an exciting artist who we can expect big things from in the coming months and beyond.

The breathtaking single “Cold Shoulder” combines electropop instruments, dance-worthy power beats, and powerful melodies to create a strong pop offering that manages to create a sense of melancholia and euphoria together in expert harmony. This high-quality craftsmanship is not surprising considering some of this up-and-coming artist’s previous experiences touring with and collaborating with the likes of Zara Larsson, Alan Walker, Noah Cyrus and the 1975’s producer and mixing engineer Jon Gilmore, and that he was signed by Sony Music Sweden at the age of 16.

Sharing some background on the track, Juliander said:

Usually my creative process takes a while to get finished but what’s really exciting about this song is that it feels like it was made yesterday… Cold Shoulder is the best accident I’ve ever made.

Be sure to listen to “Cold Shoulder” and read our QuickFire interview with Juliander below.


What is your creative process like, in general and on this track? Can you describe what it was like working on “Cold Shoulder” with Pretty Young and Isak Hallén?

My creative process in general has started with me coming up with a melody, lyrics or chords that inspire me. I’ve worked a lot by myself over the last couple of years so it was amazing to link up with the incredibly talented Pretty Young and Isak Hallén for this song. It was actually the first time we all met. We had been working on a different song the whole day but when we tried to come up with the chorus for that song we came up with the verse for Cold Shoulder and scrapped the other idea. It was at the end of the session so we finished it fast and the whole structure was done in 30 minutes.

When did you first realise you had the potential to become a music artist?

I’ve always had a passion for music. When I was young I never did sports. Instead I focused on singing, dancing and theater. It got more serious when I started to write songs when I was 18.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I love cooking and everything about it. So I would probably be working in a restaurant and eventually opening my own place.

Where have you performed? What are your favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

I’ve been fortunate enough to perform around the world. One of my favorite shows was when I joined Alan Walker at Coachella in 2018. I was just excited to be at the festival but to be able to perform there was out of this world. Upcoming shows are currently being planned.

What is your favourite sound in the world?

I really love the sound of rain hitting trees but my favorite sound is probably the first preset on my Juno-60 synth.

If you could have a super power what would it be?

Flying would probably be the most useful so I would pick that.

What can we look forward to next from you?

A lot of new music coming this year and exciting collaborations.

Photo credits: Fredrik Etoall