Alternative pop artist Julie Elody shines a ray of light with a beautiful visual video for her most recent single “The Lighthouse,” out now.
The music video showcases an emotional display; alternating between scenic set shots and close ups of Julie herself, emulating a powerful statement of hope. After spending many years in a rock band, Julie made the decision to switch genres and create thoughtful electronic pop. Her previous single, the debut track “Sirens,” was released with the hope of serving as an anthem to those who cope with feelings of both anxiety and depression. The follow up, “The Lighthouse,” blasts a ray of hope through its powerful vocal melody, heavy-hitting chords, a sweet, infectious trap-esque chorus beat. About the song, Julie states:
“I think we all have moments where we feel unhinged and The Lighthouse is a song about being okay with being a little broken. My favorite line from the song is “there’s a lighthouse in this room I watched it go dark. But there are matches everywhere what distracting spark.” Even when everything feels like it’s falling apart, there’s always another way. It may not be the healthiest thing to do, but we do what we need to do to survive and sometimes that’s enough.”
From the eclectic home she’s found in New Orleans, Julie Elody strives to bring back significance into this world of frivolous pop lyrics. With her notebook always on hand, she endeavors to find the beauty in bad situations and to write about the everyday struggles we face; she believes that sometimes it is the mundane that is the most profound. After several years as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the New Orleans funk-rock band, The Fake Carls, Julie is happy to have found her true sound with a more current electro-pop style. Julie Elody is armed with the memory of her late Grannie Elody, a wild and tenacious woman who chased adventure and brought the party wherever she went. Julie embodies this by chasing the difficult and not-at-all-guaranteed dream of becoming a pop star with something to say. She is a hard working, swing dancing, social justice warrior-ing, gin & tonic-loving and anxiety-ridden 25 year old who is always on the verge of a quarter life crisis; which history will tell makes the best songwriters. “The Lighthouse” is available now
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