19 year old singer/songwriter Julser a Little Rock native presents us with his latest single "Talk Pretty". Jules started off creating hip hop beats, and found himself writing his own lyrics, while finding his influence in Hether and Helvetia. With a mix of shyness, and romantic lyrics Jules is paving his own way with his incredible musical talent. We talked about "Talk Pretty" and everything in between.
Hey Jules! Thanks so much for taking the time out to answer my questions, how are you?
I'm doing great! I’ve been finishing up songs recently for my upcoming EP and I’m really excited to release more music.
For those who don’t know you, can you introduce yourself?
My name is Jules and I go by Juleser. I’m 19 and I live in New Orleans. If I had to label what genre of music I make I would say indie pop/ indie rock but I try to not think about that when writing songs. I make music that’s inspired by many different genres and I aim to showcase that in my tracks. I come from a family of musicians so I’ve always been surrounded by the eagerness to create.
How did you get into music?
I got into music by mainly making hip- hop and trap beats in my bedroom. It was a weird thing that I never really considered for a career or something that I would ever want to do. I just made beats in my room for years and it eventually turned into something I really care about.
When did you start writing music?
I slowly moved away from beat making and taught myself how to play guitar over the years. I started writing my own songs at the end of 2021 and recently over this past summer started finishing complete tracks.
How did you go about finding your sound?
I listen to so many different genres of music that my sound just came naturally to me. Pulling inspiration from those genres helped me start writing my own melodies that sounded unique and new to me.
You’ve just released “Talk Pretty” which is such an incredible track, can you tell us a bit more about the inspiration behind the track?
The inspiration for "Talk Pretty" came from wanting to write an upbeat pop song that could showcase my range as an artist. I was listening to a lot of Yeek around the time I wrote "Talk Pretty "and felt really inspired by his music.
What was the writing and creative and recording like for “Talk Pretty”?
The writing and recording process was really brief for this song, and I think I recorded most of it in one night. I felt inspired and just ran with it. I try and take advantage of those moments because they’re rare.
Was the writing and creative process with “Talk Pretty” different from “Oami”?
I wrote and recorded " Oami" over the summer and I think being in that setting shaped how I approached the track. I had very little anxiety over the summer and "Oami" really reflects that feeling. "Talk Pretty" is a little more refined and more technical than "Oami", as the creative process was short and took less thought.
You blend genres which is so amazing and intriguing, is there any genre you would love to delve into that you haven’t yet?
I want to try and make more fast punk rock stuff. I’ve tried, but that’s a genre that is so polar opposite of what I’m doing now that it’s going to take some work.
I love the lyrics for “Talk Pretty” it comes of shy, but straightforward at the same time. What was the process like for creating the lyrics for this track?
I honestly didn’t pay much attention to the lyrics for Talk Pretty. I wanted to write something that didn’t take away from the vibe of the track and something that was catchy. With certain songs I’ll put all of my focus on the lyrics and then can’t write a melody for it so it’s something I’ve just learned to balance.
Who would you say are you musical influences?
My musical influences include Hether, Helvetia, Mac DeMarco, Alex G, and many many more!
What inspires you the most when writing/creating music?
Writing music other people love inspires me. I want to make people happy with my music and give them something to listen to that they will appreciate. I love hearing new music that scratches an itch in my brain and I aim to do that when I write my own music.
If you could tour with any band or artist, who would it be?
If I could tour with any band or artist I would want to tour with Hether. He’s been a big inspiration to me in getting my music career started and someone I look up to.
Now that 2022 is coming to an end, what can we expect from you in 2023?
A new EP! New songs with vibes for everyone. I’m wrapping it up now and can’t wait for people to listen.
Last question, who should we be listening to right now?
I’ve been listening to The Lemonheads a bunch recently. They have a lot of great classic 90s songs that I think everyone should hear and appreciate.
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