MARIONETTE is the Sign of an Artist With an Incredible Future…
By Frank Bell
Building a serious reputation in the UK Music scene, South-African born songwriter-producer Julia Church unveils breezy new cut Marionette, a pop single that’s full of charm and upbeat feel.
Based in the UK by way of Durban, South Africa, Church grew up enamoured by the sounds of trailblazers Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Nora Jones. Thanks to several features on dance tracks amassing over 50 million streams and radio spins; most notably Tez Cadey’s “Walls” and Mozambo & Basic Tape’s “Bright Side”, Church began to garner recognition early on, before heading to university. At eighteen Julia decided to further herself artistically, moving to the UK to study music production at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) learning the creative skills that have led to her unmistakable sound, one that draws ties to her childhood idols.
Since then, she’s sold out her first headline show in London, as well as performing across the capital including at at Bush Hall, Electric Brixton, Oslo and Printworks.
“Marionette is about feeling like a sort of puppet for someone that you love and losing yourself in the process. It’s about the lovelorn deflation that comes with giving yourself to someone and getting very little in return.”