Dutch writer - Founder of Lefuturewave - Music enthusiast
Julieta’s new single, Popstar, asks what’s more important: making meaningful songs or following current trends in the music industry?
The lyrics reflect the singer’s ambivalence about navigating between these two conflicting realms — one she knows she should explore but also doesn’t feel like it works for her. She wants to be respected for her skillset, but at the same time, she has to recognize that if she does not embrace commercial success, her art may not be acknowledged by the industry. It’s an interesting dilemma that all artists have faced and continue to face today with ever increasing influence from streaming services on how music is consumed nowadays.
What makes Popstar unique is not only the lyrics but also the production. Julieta blends together a variety of genres, from indie-pop to house, to create a striking sound. The verses have an almost mystical quality, which is perfectly contrasted with the slightly more upbeat chorus.