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Hi Aryan, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
With comparisons to Shawn Mendes early in his career, Aryan Julka’s vocal texture…
and tonality has enabled him to quickly rise to fame, garner a strong fanbase, sign a record deal with Gseven Records, a subdivision of FYEO and amass over 2 million streams across all platforms.
Well supported by various blogs like Rolling Stones and International Radio Stations like Radio Indigo, the 19-year-old has established his niche as a pop artist.
His collaboration on ‘Running’ with Grammy Nominated Producer Spec Turner, who has production credits from Megan Thee Stallion, Whitney Houston and many more top artists, is a testimony to the potential that he possesses.
The singer-songwriter, who continues delivering pop hits like Love In Dystopia, Already Gone, Airport, and About You, is slowly transitioning into pop punk.
Seeking inspiration from Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, jxdn, blink-182 and Green Day, he’s on his way to reviving pop-punk. His debut attempt at the same with a 2 track project Pretend was an instant hit among fans, garnering close to 400k streams to date.
Aryan’s versatility is what sets him apart from a lot of artists. He can hop onto a pop, acoustic, trap, punk, or an indie track and still nail it. And now that he has also released his debut Hindi project, ‘Heart Like Yours, ’ the future only seems bright for the artist from here!
Start streaming “Mess It Up” here:
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Released April 14, 2023. Sitting with Garv Chandalia the co-writer on this song in our hostel room, we were discussing how hard it is to move on from hardships in life. That’s when the inspiration struck to write an anthem for everyone who’s had to start over.
We wanted to write a relatable song for everyone who has suffered in life, and is afraid of messing up every opportunity they get.
What is your vision for this song?
The song talks about how people struggle to move on from hardships…
and trauma in life; but when they finally do, they’re afraid to mess up and lose it all again. It embodies a solid message to keep faith in yourself when a new beginning or opportunity strikes the door and believe you won’t mess it up.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
Post the second chorus, when you expect the hook to come back, but the song completely changes is my favourite part.
Beautiful guitar melodies and a marching snare enter, and we move into the build-up section, where the song peaks. (Ps. 2:35) The build-up ends with a long, Travis Barkeresque drum fill and the song enters into halftime, where the listener gets left with no choice but to start to headbang, thus making it my favourite part.
Anything else we should know about it? Future releases?
I’ve been continuously performing across colleges in India, and have a pop single and a Hindi retro pop single lined up for the next couple of months.
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