It’s been a tough year of stagnation, which has seen the entire world come to a screeching standstill. And with plans, careers, love-lives on hold, it can be more than easy to be hard on ourselves and those around us. But one artist coming through with a message of empowerment, self-love and patience is Holland rising star Julia Zahra with magical new tune “Old Habits”.
Stirring gently into life with a cinematic string arrangement, Zahra’s sweeping vocals comforts those of us feeling out of sorts right now, as she croons: “if you have lost sight of what is right or wrong / and speaking up left you feeling all alone / you got to hold onto you / because you know what is true.”
“Old Habits” marks the most recent track taken from the artist’s stunning new album Remedy, which is a swirling potion of acoustic vocal vulnerability, and measured doses of soul.
The artist has been making waves as one of Holland’s most exciting emerging LGBT artists, and her burgeoning fanbase has already seen her topping the Netherlands charts, with her mesmerising live performances a regular feature on their prime time television shows. Zahra has also been garnering attention vocalising her belief in the importance of her position as an artist to make an impact and inflict change.
“I am aware that by reflecting on my personal development and place in society, by incorporating my sexual orientation and bi-racial identity into my songs, allows me a beautiful and accessible path to my ultimate song-writing goal,” she explains.
Listen to “Old Habits” below…