Juliana Hale has today premiered her new song titled ‘Vendetta’. And do we have a surprise for you, in the form of an exclusive interview with Juliana herself!
In this interview, we talk with Juliana about the new song, its meaning, and how that song relates to all of us. I can tell you from experience that you will find a part of yourself in ‘Vendetta’.
Pop singer-songwriter Juliana Hale steps into her power with her hard-hitting end of summer single, “Vendetta,” out today. She offers listeners a clear view into the depth and versatility of her artistry with “Vendetta” being a stark contrast to her recent release, “Hold Me,” both sonically and in terms of sentiment. “Hold Me” charmed listeners with pristine, sweet vocals and hopelessly romantic lyrics while “Vendetta” resides on the opposite side of that coin.
Hale embraces a heavier pop rock sound on this track while she explores the full spectrum of emotions inherent to betrayal and heartbreak. The brooding songstress leads by example for listeners, demonstrating with charisma and confidence that she has no business tolerating mistreatment from a significant other. At its core, “Vendetta” is a ‘baddie’s guide to getting revenge on your ex.’ Listeners can expect to hear influences from artists like Halsey, GAYLE, and Julia Michaels on “Vendetta.”
Hale workshopped “Vendetta” for about two years before perfecting the final mix. She developed the track from an A Capella skeleton and finalized the demo with Grammy award winning producer Derek Minor who immediately understood Hale’s vision after hearing the hook when she initially brought him the idea. After mixing and mastering the track, Hale had a subtle feeling that something was still missing; when she revisited the studio, she not only added more instrumental elements to the mix, but re-recorded all of the vocals and added stacked harmonies to create a lush, electrifying soundscape.
Cascading drums (Adam Box) and all-encompassing electric guitar invigorate the track with the empowering feel Hale set out to capture from the start. She hopes that listeners, especially young women, will resonate with the unshakable confidence at the core of “Vendetta,” encouraging anyone that needs it to stand up for themselves in spite of wrongdoing.
The sensational sound, empowered vibes, and positive mindset driving the incredible music of solo artist Juliana Hale can all be traced directly to a lifetime spent immersed in the craft, and her true dedication to the art of making music. By the time she was only eight years old, Juliana had already established her unique connection as she wrote, sang, and performed for family & friends as she grew up in California – today, Hale is entertaining millions of fans around the world with new content, music and videos online.
Her road to success was never easy – and just as things appeared to be on the right track, they derailed. After a pivotal move that relocated her whole family to Nashville in full support of her dreams, Juliana developed a crippling illness known as Gastroparesis and Barrett’s Esophagus, which caused persistent esophagitis that in the long-term not only threatened her voice, but her dreams of becoming an artist altogether. Prior to her diagnosis, she had also sacrificed over 600k that she was offered in scholarships to study pre-med with the intention of diving head first into her artist career. For most people, that would have been the moment to officially throw in the towel & choose a different vocation – but that was never an option for Juliana – instead, her setback strengthened her resolve & illuminated the pathway forward more clearly than ever before. While she spent the vast majority of 2015-2017 rehabilitating her immaculate voice with professional vocal coaches – at the very same time, she also laid the groundwork for the future to follow by writing over 250 new songs.
Post-surgery, Juliana began her life-long recovery journey where she will continue learning how to cope with and manage her Gastroparesis. Despite the hardships that come with an incurable illness, the songstress emerged with a new lease on life itself, more determined than ever before. Having refined her talents even further than they already were pre-diagnosis and treatment, she found herself ready to step back into the studio where she collaborated with industry legends like Grammy-award winning producers Skidd Mills and Jared Lee Gosselin.
Through singles like “Hold Me” and “Crazy” released with its video over the years to follow, Juliana’s vocals and music shined brighter than ever before as she embraced the role in the spotlight she was always destined to reach. As her style of sound expanded creatively, adding an Electro-based edge to her songs, Hale was thriving on playlists around the globe online, while also rocking major events, festivals & feature showcases locally in Nashville, and live all across the nation. With over 1000 songs in her catalog to-date to pull from, Juliana has never been short on captivating material to charm & thrill the crowds in front of her, which she’s proven time & again through her riotous performances at festivals like Ubbi Dubbi, Freaky Deaky, and Common Ground, in addition to supporting Mariana’s Trench on their US tour, & sharing stages with massive industry titans like Halsey, and the one & only Snoop Dogg.
A genuine light in the dark with the undeniable X-factor – Hale is the future of Pop music in the present day. From dominating the airwaves to independent movie roles, including a prominent role of Tiny in “And You Call Yourself A Christian” movie – Juliana is carving out her own legacy in entertainment; she’s doing everything exactly the way she wants to do it, in full control of her destiny. With her first production deal on the table she is currently in the studio recording a new EP.
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