GET TO KNOW: Julian Mudd
Photo: Emma Petrin, Adrienne DeFaria
After spending the last few months building and developing his sound, LA-based newcomer Julian Mudd is now ready to introduce himself to the world with his stunning debut single 'Growing Pains'.
Channelling a wonderfully broad and diverse approach to the alt-pop sound, 'Growing Pains' sees him establish his own unique direction right from the off. With its rich and enticing tones, shimmering production, and his own charismatic persona layered throughout, we can't wait to find out what he comes out with next.
So with the new single doing the rounds, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
Tame Impala’s Lonerism changed my view of music for years to come. Kevin Parker’s production and role in the entirety of the process inspired me to write, produce, perform, and engineer my music in its entirety.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
I played in a few subpar wannabe indie rock bands in high school, performing vocals and keys. Though more often than not I was a solo artist, originally starting with classical piano.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
Rather than an inspiration, I would say it’s a way to maintain my sanity. Every day after school as a child, I would take at least an hour at my piano to process the day. It helped me get through the daily annoyances, successes, and tougher times. I can always return to that piano seat in a time of need, and I’d absolutely love to give people that same escape whenever they need it.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Eventually by Tame Impala.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
I started a music live streaming company in college, and we had a huge launch weekend with lots of artists and fans. It was a massive success, everyone had a great time, and I was over the moon about the sheer fact that the technology even worked.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I think Jack Harlow and I would go hard.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Remi Wolf and I could make an absolute banger.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I’m working at the forefront of music and technology, hoping to merge them into something really special. In five years, I hope organizations I work on shift tides in the music industry, and people see that an artist of all people led the charge.
Julian Mudd's debut single 'Growing Pains' is available to stream now. Check it out below.