Juliana Wilson on Twenty One Pilot's Vessel

In virtually every market ruled by younger prodigious talent, raw female recording artists with an introspective command for knowledge beyond their years are few and far between. Sighted by Girls’ Life Magazine as “the next big thing” comes Juliana Wilson; the now 13-year-old whose voice will solely build the path.
Revealed in March of 2016, Juliana’s introductory mini-music video, (featuring the song “I Know A Girl”) instantly stunned audiences with a compelling level of maturity that extends far beyond her 13 years. Music Connection Magazine quickly reported that Juliana was “expected to pique the interest of music supervisors worldwide,” while the 405 blog shared, “Wilson has found a command in her freakish musical talent.”
Discovered In November of 2014 by Brooklyn-based producer and artist development specialist Matty Amendola, he and his team at 825 Records immediately put Juliana to work. Aside from honing her performance craft on stages throughout NYC, Amendola has also reported the completion of a full-length album with no release plans, recognizing that “this is only the starting line for a long marathon.”
While Juliana and her team may be holding out for a greater opportunity before considering any official release plans, listeners have been able to stream unreleased songs for every 100 likes on Juliana’s Facebook page, with standout track “Blah Blah Blah” streaming publicly on Soundcloud. Additionally, her upcoming music video for “Blah Blah Blah” is as visually captivating as it is unique, pairing dissonant tones with an outspoken attitude. The 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.
Deftly expressing her point of view with poignant lyrical content (sometimes riddled with sarcasm), Juliana’s warm and intimate tone surfaces forcibly through wide echoes of ambient backdrops and dynamic indie-driven pop alike. With content unique as it is relatable, Juliana’s visual storytelling sets the scene for any listener by combining universal narratives with conceptual standpoints through every song.

Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Wilson to discuss one of her favorite records, Vessel by Twenty One Pilots.
What is your favorite album?

I’ve been pretty obsessed with Vessel by Twenty One Pilots since it came out. It’s one of those albums where I love every song equally.
Do you remember when you received or purchased the album?

I had it when it was released in 2013 but then got it on vinyl for Christmas last year. It was one of the first records I got to play on my record player, and it was like hearing the whole thing for the first time again.
What is your favorite song on the album?

My favorite song on the album has to be “Ode To Sleep.” I like rapping along. It’s fast too! Don’t judge…
What is it about the song that resonates with you?

The lyrics and the way the song is performed sound like they shouldn’t work together, but they do. It gives the vocal a deeper meaning because the story follows the disconnected feel. I think that’s an attribute of music I like in general.
Have you ever covered a song from the album?

Um, maybe all of them? @julianawilson__ on Instagram.
What is it about the album that makes it stand out against the band’s other output?

I’m a fan of the band, but this is the one I always had a particular connection to. Maybe it’s a time and place sorta thing.
Have you ever given a copy of this record to anyone? What were the circumstances?

I’ve never had to give anyone a copy, but I have turned a lot of friends onto it.
Which of the records that you’ve performed on is your favorite?

Well admittedly, I’ve only ever performed on one, and it’s not even out yet! I was signed to an artist development deal two years ago and we’re about 10 songs in with a lot more work to do.
What is your favorite song on the album and why?

My favorite song so far might also be the title track, “Blah Blah Blah.”  If you’ve ever heard an unwanted opinion, you’ll love it too.
(Visit Wilson here: http://www.julianawilson.com/.)