Julian Font sits with us, and takes us through his latest single – Nowadays, and plans for an upcoming EP.
T.H.E – Hey Julian! Welcome to T.H.E – Music Essentials. How’s it going for you?
Julian Font – Doin well!! Thank you for so much for the opportunity.
T.H.E – Tell us a bit about your new single – Nowadays. How did it come about, and what does it signify?
The last couple of months I found myself getting pulled into the wrong crowds, mixing up my priorities— constant distractions. It wasn’t until I had rough night while pursuing somebody I had strong feelings for, that I realized I had already lost her to a life she’s so much better than.
Julian Font – The situation itself and all of these unrecognized emotions I buried came to fruition as I wrote “Nowadays,” which ultimately signifies how the youth responds to the current pressures society puts on them while we continue to seek truth in a world full of distractions both on and offline.
T.H.E – This song is a bit different from your previous releases which were more rock-influenced. Was that a conscious decision?
Julian Font – To be honest, I love making all different types of music— Rock, pop, and all. I’d say it was a conscious decision because I felt the best way for me to tell this story was through a pop melody and flow.
T.H.E – How was it working with Shintaro on the track?
Julian Font – Shintaro, alongside Nik Aji (Charger) were actually the ones who reached out and got me on the mic. They had sent me the instrumental for “Nowadays” and I knew exactly which direction I wanted to take it in. It was the first time we had worked together since “Outta Each Other,” and being friends for so many years now, working with these guys on tracks simply doesn’t feel like working at all.
T.H.E – You also have a new EP in the pipeline, which will drop this month. What can you tell us about that?
Julian Font – I can tell you I’m going to put everything I have into it. My story told through my own personal experiences, struggles, and inspirations.
T.H.E – Overall, how has 2019 been for you, and what are your plans for 2020? Any collaborations to look out for?
Julian Font – 2019 was a tough year on me, emotionally, but I’m grateful for the lessons learned. As I approach 2020, I’m going to do my best to seek out truth, learn more about myself, and continue to put the work in both in and out of the studio. Definitely have a few collaborations in the works which I can’t say much about just yet, but I can tell you I’m VERY excited for what’s to come and blessed to be surrounded by such amazing influences.