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© 2017 Julian Morena, artwork by Laura Leidner

Since early summer, Julian Morena has been rambling through the southeastern US in support of his debut album release 'Kind of Nice' (When Will Records, 2017, Atlanta GA), sharing his exceptionally relatable songs about life’s ups and downs, the complexity of personal relationships, and the joy of friendship, all described through lyrics that are strewn with countless moments of observational humor and subtle irony. His songs strike a delicious blend of Ben Folds-style sensibility delivered at times with a more daring musicality similar to a songwriter like Beck, and delivered at other times with the more clear-eyed sincerity and folksy charm of a Willie Nelson.

 

The stylistic diversity of Julian’s songwriting stems a broad range of musical interests that is also reflected in an equally diverse range of musical experiences. Julian is a multi-instrumentalist who performs on keys with both the reggae band Bird City Revolutionaries, and with the instrumental psych-dub band The Ruination. Julian also performs on drums with the indie-rock band Boo Reefa. In a musical career that spans over a decade, Julian has shared a stage with many of your favorite artists, including Fishbone, Ike Stubblefield, Bill Summers, John Murry, and many, many more.

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'Kind of Nice' is out now, so head on over to the music page and give it a listen.

 

                                                                                              -Andrew Leidner