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Julia Deans - Single Review: Clandestine

26 Feb 2018 // A review by Corinne Rutherford

One of New Zealand’s most well known 'rock chicks', Julia Deans has released a stunning new single called Clandestine. After performing live performances on both Jesse Mulligan's National Radio Show and Russell Brown's Orcon Sessions at Golden Dawn, Julia was inundated with requests from fans to release the song.

Clandestine is from her forthcoming album We Light Fire, which is due out in May and recorded live at Roundhead. It's a song “about that moment when it dawns on you that you’ve been behaving like a complete & utter dick – that you have hurt someone you deeply love, and that loves you. It’s about acknowledging your actions & preparing to ask forgiveness”. 

Julia’s sweet but strong voice, clearly belts out the heartfelt lyrics, showcasing her versatility yet again. She sweetly delivers powerful vocals accompanied by a gorgeous rich orchestral backdrop of instrumentals.

This is a luxurious track with beautiful composition and offers a tantalising taste on what could be on her latest album.

I sense this is a far cry from the Fur Patrol days of the late 1990's, but Deans still delivers her powerful vocal range faultlessly.

Clandestine has the ability to get stuck in the recesses of your brain and have you humming quietly to yourself at any given time. I wait in anticipation for the next chapter of the Julia Deans musical story.

5 Stars


Review written by Corinne Rutherford

 

About Julia Deans

From honey-sweet falsetto to menacing growl, the voice of Julia Deans has offered light and shade to a variety of musical endeavours over the years. From fronting Fur Patrol’s muscular pop-rock to her electro-pop stylings with Tiki Taane; from co-conspirator with renowned supergroup The Adults to sultry chanteuse with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra; Deans has never shied from adding new strings to her bow. After slipping off her shoes as the charismatic front woman for Fur Patrol, Julia has left her Melbourne home of ten years and returned to NZ to step effortlessly into the role of solo artist – delivering some of her most exquisite songs yet in the beautiful debut album Modern Fables.




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Releases

We Light Fire
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Modern Fables
Year: 2010
Type: Album
A New Dialogue
Year: 2009
Type: EP

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