Posts Tagged ‘Julia Bardo’

Originally from Brescia in Northern Italy, and now based out of Manchester, Julia Bardo has had a busy year, releasing “Phase”, an EP of her own music back in March, before following that up with a covers record, The Raw EP, featuring her takes on tracks by LCD Soundsystem, Silver Jews and Fleetwood Mac. Continuing an unusually productive 2020, Julia has this week shared a brand-new single, “It’s Okay (To Not Be Okay)”.

Described as a contemplative song about survival, self-acceptance and positivity, Julia has suggested It’s Okay (To Not Be Okay) is a, “journey of the self”, a song about learning to be okay with who you are, breaking negative cycles and not letting other people’s opinions weigh down upon you. There’s a beautiful battle for the musical soul of this track, as the delightful vocal harmonies sit in perfect contrast to the deceptively noisy backing, resplendent with driving rhythms and loose Velvet Underground-like guitar clatter. With each new release, Julia Bardo seems to further refine her sound, gradually honing in on something rather magical and uniquely her own.

It’s Okay (To Not Be Okay) is out now via Wichita Recordings.