J u l i e t t a
N e w Y o r k C i t y
Musician, Julietta, is a born and breed New Yorker, and East Village resident. We sat down at the studio to talk music, inspiration, and of course play dress-up in our latest styles. We've been dancing around the studio to her songs on repeat since.
Tell us about what it was like to grow up in NYC, what'd you do outside of school and in the weekends?
Growing up in NYC was like being in a fun themed park every day, till I turned 12. Then it started to turn into a toxic play pen. I was very drawn to musical theater as a child, thats what sparked my interest in music and singing. I tried to keep busy after school with my musical theater classes, most of the time. On the weekends I'd go to underage hookah bars and night clubs, such as Cozy's, Stereo or TenJune. It had its up's and down's, just like any other place in the world. However, it is definitely one of a kind and has turned me into the complicated modern character that I am today.
City life can get pretty claustrophobic, where do you escape to get fresh air?
Its so bad sometimes, I just need to get out. I try and take a car or train anywhere that is outside of Manhattan, in search of a nice view and silent wind. Don't care how many trees, flowers, or water, just as long as I can't see skyscrapers or a thousand people in my horizon. I recently drove up to Dia Beacon for the day, it was such a beautiful foundation I highly recommend visiting. My favorite part was letting go of that constant pressure you feel here in NYC.
What first inspired you to create and express yourself through music?
Heartbreak and cookies :)
Where do you draw ideas from when writing music?
I draw ideas from my surroundings, my favorite landscapes, my nightmares, places that help me relax, places that made me scared and angry. Anything that is real.