Uxbridge singer launches new EP this Saturday night
By Lisha Van Nieuwenhove
Uxbridge audience’s have seen Julien Kelland perform live onstage many times before, but this Saturday, she’ll be onstage at the Uxbridge Music Hall as the star act, as she’ll be launching her new EP, entitled “The Intro.”
Julien explains that her new EP, which consists entirely of original songs, is “different than anything I’ve done before. It’s the style of music I’ve wanted to do for a really long time. This music definitely still has the normal pop/singer-songwriter influence that my music has always had, just with an added influence of alternative and even hip-hop.
Julien has spend the past two years working on the EP, and says that it is, in part, a direct result of a fundraising campaign done through GoFundMe and our Partnership Program.
“I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in helping fund this EP. I literally could not have done it without you!” exclaims Julien.
When asked why she was releasing an EP and not a full album, Julien explained that, besides being less costly to produce, an EP would still be able to showcase who she is as an artist because attention and care was put into every track on the record.
“We ultimately decided that quality was better than quantity.”
Although a lot of the music is electronically produced, some of Julien’s band mates are featured on the EP Local guitarist Davi Aquinas recorded some of the guitar within the EP, and pianist Eddy Ruyter, who is currently on tour with Shawn Mendes, wrote and recorded the accompaniment for the final song on the record, “Ocean Floor.”
When she’s not creating music, Julien says she lives “a fairly average life.”
“I work a part time job, I train at Body Fit Health Club here in Uxbridge, and spends my time with friends and family!”
Copies of “The Intro” will be available for sale at Saturday’s launch party at the Uxbridge Music Hall. Tickets are $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door, and are available online at star ticketing.com, and at The Second Wedge Brewery, Kimberley Kelland Fashions, and Sugar FX.