Julia Kugel of The Coathangers returns with the announcement of her debut solo LP Derealization under a new moniker, Julia, Julia. Recorded at COMA, she and her husband’s home studio in Long Beach, CA, the album was a large part of healing for Kugel, after losing her voice. It also sees Julia playing nearly all the instruments and taking her first stab at engineering.
Along with the announcement, Julia shares the dreamy, atmospheric lead single “Fever In My Heart” with an experimental visual directed by Lauryn Alvarez & Julia herself. The record is set to release on September 30, 2022, on Suicide Squeeze.
About the track Julia shares: “This song is about losing yourself, losing your mind and liking it. In some weird way it felt magical to feel completely out of place in reality. I felt like I had heightened senses, like I could feel a rising vibration in my heart. Everything was falling apart but I liked it. I felt alive. I had seen a glimpse of my true self and I knew her right away. I saw a reflection that wasn’t distorted for once, and I wanted to follow it through the looking glass to the other side where I could feel totally at peace. I hadn’t known that was possible before. layers and layers of vocals convey the confusion and ecstasy of madness. I call this my acoustic techno song since it has a dance aesthetic at its core, but the production is humble and mostly unplugged.