Acoustic Cafe: Julia Russo


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Northeast native Julia Russo performs on the acoustic café.

A dream turned into reality for northeast native, Julia Russo with the recent release of her first full length album entitled, Hearts in the Water, May 3, 2016.  Named after the first track off her CD, the raucous melody explodes with an upbeat, instrument infused number reminiscent of a Mumford and Sons foot stomping ballad.   “All I wanna be is by your side and to conquer the tide and together we’ll ride/ with our hearts in the water/our hearts in the water.”  This debut project began recording when Julia was only sixteen years old after a compilation of original songs and multiple performances proved too worthy to shelter from public consumption.  The album’s artistry unfolds with lush lyrics like the intoxicating Slip Away which delivers a moderate, slow tempo track, a gorgeously understated rendering which hauntingly delivers powerfully in emotional weight.  The now, eighteen year old singer/songwriter influenced by artists such as Adele, Mumford and Sons and Head and the Heart brilliantly engages her audience with thought provoking lyrics leaving fans to wonder how someone so young can reach into their hearts and formulate lyrics sung as though arranged just for them.

Julia has been nominated for “Folk Album of the Year” for her first album, “Hearts in the Water” and “Folk Artist of the Year” by the IMEA Awards, and will be down in Nashville in October for the award show!

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