Juliette Jules – Black Crow
At the age of thirteen, Juliette Jules bought her first and only guitar, a Fender acoustic, which she paid for by selling one of her paintings. She needed a musical outlet and the acoustic was the platform for her unique and highly emotive vocal style. Her songs lyrically cover loss, love, and the importance of family and friends. Juliette Jules is a sixteen year old whose vocal talents and song styling conceal her age.
She was twelve years of age when she went to her first punk concert. “I have always felt the pull of the underground sounds, the purity of the lyrics & the emotion of the songs. I can imagine living in that era and would have loved to experience these bands when they were first creating the punk scene in the clubs of London and New York” says Jules.
Juliette Jules is a musical talent that is not only an incredible discovery for the listener but also is reminiscent of an era that began with the great and influential singers songwriters and storytellers of the late 60’s and 70’s. Like Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, Patti Smith… who she discovered by attending concerts with her mother, and by assembling an eclectic and diverse collection of old rock and jazz vinyl albums. Because of these diverse influences, Juliette Jules is able to speak directly to her young audience and at the same time bringing the classic sound of past generations into her songs.
Check out the video to “Johnny Was” here, which can be found on her YouTube channel: