Juliana Wilson channeled her adolescent angst into a hit song.
At 13, Wilson is creating music that's well beyond her years as evident in her new release titled "Blah Blah Blah," and her point of view is refreshingly real. She deftly expresses her sentiments with poignant lyrics in the Matty Amendola & Helen Austin-penned song, which she tells BreatheHeavy.com is "inspired by frustration." The song conveys "a certain frustration I had then, now, still, and probably for years to come," she says. "The first line sarcastically asks to 'tell me what you think when I'm not asking.' I think [that] sums up most of it right away."
Wilson adds she's inspired by Mika, Dodie Clark, Oh Wonder, and Fiona Apple. "I love both their style and music."
She never mentions Sky Ferreira, but there's an obvious likeness in their sound.
The budding singer signed a development deal with 825 Records more than two years ago, and ever since it's been a mad dash to break into the realm of mainstream, which she says can be "overwhelming."
Perhaps that's why her cool tone and subtle shade in "Blah Blah Blah" is a beautiful contrast to the whirlwind behind the scenes."I want people to know that everybody deals with other people's opinions and that it can be made fun of," she said of the track. "Everyone has an opinion, but nothing anybody says should affect you unless you want it to."
The video is as visually captivating as it is unique. Its playful and eccentric animation does little to soften Wilson's edge, as she makes a case to position herself as the voice of this Summer's teen-anthem.
Watch and listen below: