Julian Velard - The Planeteer
Julian Velard1979年出生于纽约一个法国移民家庭，大学主修音乐(艺术)，科班出身。2007年加盟英国EMI旗下，后主留在英国发展。一人包揽了键盘，小提琴和演唱创作，可谓不折不扣的唱作人。有点低调的不好整，这张专辑连张正确的封面都找不到，入EMI之前，他自己有三张自制的专辑，其中The Movies Without You 后来由Lucky Number厂牌再次发行。在现在厂牌之下，这还是正儿八经的第一张录音室专辑.去年听过一张EP，对《Jimmy Dead & Steve McQueen》的MV印象深刻。年轻混搭的声音，一点点邋遢，一点点忧郁颓废，美式随意和略为怪异的唱腔，还是跳跃的钢琴伴奏，让你在听歌时不知觉同化，莫名一身轻松，粗糙低哑的低音更彰显着他的独特。
Anti-normative behavior is expected from most successful artists. There is little reason for them to pay much attention to the Top 40, since worthwhile artists do not derive their material from popular opinion.
It may seem like a bold statement, but there is little purpose in devoting a large amount of time to a songwriter who sounds like everyone else on the radio. Listeners come to expect innovation but there is often a personal struggle for artists that wish to find the middle ground between accustomed accessibility and staggeringinnovation.
This process often cannot be resolved through practice though, as the proper ideology appears to be embedded within the talented scope of an artist whether it is before they start writing songs or not.
If one has a tendency to gravitate toward the unconventional in the early stages of their life, it can provide good indication of such an embedded ideology. When Julian Velard was in his teens and started to become wildly interested in music, one can imagine the social circumstances that surrounded him. Unlike today's auto-tuned R&B and subliminally linear pop music, the 29-year-old experienced the likes of Pavement, Nirvana, and the Pixies when music began to first tickle his ears.
He enjoyed the emerging genres of grunge and indie-rock but, unlike his peers, much of Velard's attention was diverted elsewhere: cabaret-style pop music.
01. Love Again For The First Time
04. Little Demons
05. Lawfully Wedded Wife
06. End Of An Era
07. Jimmy Dead & Steve McQueen
09. Do It Alone
10. A Dream