Written by Lauren Rosier
The 21-year-old singer/songwriter, Julia Pratt, discovers the beauty and finds catharsis in her new single, “Tried and True,” out now on all streaming platforms.
The track showcases Pratt’s vocal layering and her harmonies, with a beautiful piano and synths performing in the background.
“Tried and True was my attempt to articulate the internal monologue running through someone’s mind during their last moments. I wanted it to sonically capture the feelings of desolation, longing, resignation, chaos, and exhaustion that can accompany a nervous breakdown. Lyrically I wanted to tell the story of someone trying to find the words to say goodbye to their loved ones, acknowledging the pain they’ve inflicted on those closest to them but still desperately wanting to explain themselves one last time. I wanted the background vocals to mimic how it feels to gasp for breath, and after I decided I wanted that to be the focal point of the song the story flowed from there,” said Julia Pratt.
Pratt definitely has soul and an R&B vibe to her music. Actually, when I first heard her voice, she reminded me of Billie Eilish. If she could find the right songwriters to fit her voice, and this track is definitely a start, I think she could definitely be extremely successful in not only the regional Philadelphia market but possibly nationally as well.
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