Julia Gaeta Releases Blur Divine EP via Northern Transmissions
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Julia Gaeta Releases Blur Divine EP via Northern Transmissions

Julia Gaeta on the EP “Blur Divine is one of the things I’m most proud of in my life so far. Any musician knows that when you create something authentic to yourself from the ground up, and you bring it into the world in the way you want to – well, there’s nothing quite like it. It changes your life, regardless of how others perceive it. I’ve dabbled in songwriting prior to this, but many projects always felt like stepping stones on the way to something else. For me, this EP is the “something else.”

Blur Divine explores the collective themes about freeing oneself from burdensome emotional shackles. It’s for anyone who has ever felt trapped, confused or entangled in love, to the point where you’re questioning everything. At some point, the less dystopian option is learning to unlove and breaking everything down, only to build it up stronger again within yourself. It’s a tale as old as time, but never becomes less poignant, and it keeps evolving as our society changes. 

Musically, I wanted to create something dark and catchy but not limited to a genre. It’s important for me to keep avenues for exploration open, and I see this EP as a first taste of the many directions my next songs can go in.”

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Julia Gaeta Bio:
With her debut solo EP, Blur Divine, Paris-based American musician Julia Gaeta invites listeners into a nocturnal world of introspective yet danceable ‘unlove’ songs. Blending lush dark pop with industrial textures and sultry grit, Blur Divine explores the warped perception, fragmented reality and obsession that comes with love gone awry – but drapes these more sinister themes in an ethereal, fragile veil.

Growing up listening to metal, grunge, post-punk and goth music, Gaeta inevitably carries with her the influences of bands such as Alice in Chains, Depeche Mode and Killing Joke. But she also draws from her deep love of ’90s and early ’00s pop and hip-hop – plus the era of big production they helped usher in. Blur Divine feels like an enigmatic melding of these influences, with some early 4AD vibes added for good measure. After playing guitar in bands for nearly a decade, Gaeta dropped her first solo single, “Weight of You,” in early 2022 – which featured a rare production and mixing appearance from James “Perturbator” Kent. That was the first taste of her immersive world, and it was welcomed with praise among fans across genres. “Weight of You” is set to be included as a B-Side on Blur Divine.

Gaeta has now teamed up with LA-based producer Alex DeGroot – best known for his work with Zola Jesus – to expand her sonic landscape. Laced with massive beats, distorted synths, echoing guitars and Gaeta’s undeniable vocal depth, Blur Divine reels us in immediately and intimately, and beckons us to follow a path into realms oddly familiar yet unexplored.

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