Review: Jungle – ‘Julia’

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Full of layered vocals and instrumentals, 'Julia' is a catchy, funky track, the epitome of Jungle's signature sound.

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Lifted from Jungle’s impressive debut self-titled album released last year, ‘Julia’ encompasses the band’s signature sound with it’s layered vocals, trip-hop undertones and modern soul sounds. Their distinct 70s soul-funk resonates through the album, but the band succeed in keeping their tracks fresh and unique.

Placed in the latter half of the album, ‘Julia’ becomes one of the tracks portraying a collapse in relationships as the album moves from more upbeat and jubilant to uncertain and lamentable, followed by the likes of ‘Lemonade Lake’ and ‘Lucky I Got What I Want’.

With ‘Julia’, their falsetto vocals and demanding instrumental flourishes encompass the track’s lovesick tones, characterising the wounded lover declaring “Julia, you’ll be all I ever need”

Perhaps a little different to previous singles ‘Busy Earnin” and ‘The Heat’ with their distinctively funkier, complex sounds, the more mellow ‘Julia’ nevertheless is one of the album’s strong points, further intensified by a strong, confident video, nothing short of what fans would expect from the band.

‘Julia’ is out on March 9th via XL Records.

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