Juliana Madrid - “Afterlife” press photo
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Juliana Madrid releases an introspective pop single, entitled, “Afterlife”

Juliana “Jules” Madrid is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas. After releasing her self-titled debut EP, she returned with a more expansive, deeper sound on “Afterlife,” via Neon Gold Records.

Juliana Madrid – “Afterlife” lyric video

“In ‘Afterlife,’ I am sort of flirting with the universe in hopes of getting more time. I’m often living in my own head, so I tend to get into these ruts where it feels like I’ve been putting my energy towards the wrong thing or not working hard enough, or not using my time to my best advantage. Throughout the song, I attempt to understand these thoughts and try my best to find a middle ground with my own fears.” – Juliana Madrid explained

‘Afterlife’ contains a reflective narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies. With passion, Juliana Madrid sings, “I’m not great but I might be alright. So, kiss my perfect afterlife goodbye.” The moody tune possesses thudding drums and guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with contemporary pop, rock, and alternative elements. Furthermore, “Afterlife” will be featured on Juliana’s upcoming sophomore project, which is set to be released later this year.

Juliana Madrid

Juliana Madrid press photo

Juliana Madrid combines elements of folk, alternative, and pop to write sardonic, coming-of-age tales that are relatable yet uniquely her. Madrid started in music at the young age of 9, learning guitar with the encouragement of her parents. Soon after, she enrolled in a local program called School of Rock. There, she began to find her voice while realizing she also had a knack for songwriting, using music as a creative outlet to express herself. Since then, Juliana and her guitar [which she named “Earl”] have been inseparable, working tirelessly to refine her craft.

Juliana Madrid press photo

In August of 2022, Juliana released her self-titled EP. Written by Juliana and produced by GRAMMY-nominated artist, Benjamin Ruttner [of The Knocks], the project explores themes of relationships, religion, and the existentialist feeling associated with growing up. With additional instrumentation from the likes of Griffin Goldsmith [Dawes] and Matt Chamberlain [David Bowie, Pearl Jam], the EP received critical praise from notable media outlets. Additionally, the lead single, “Pretend,” was featured in the hit Netflix movie, “Do Revenge,” resulting in more than 20k Shazams in one week. Recently, Juliana toured North America supporting The Knocks, and indie band, Cannons. She has also graced the stage with Anna Shoemaker and Matt Maeson.

Juliana Madrid – “Afterlife” single

Juliana Madrid - “Afterlife” cover art

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