This is easily one of the top songs I run to in order to escape the world and just close my eyes and breathe and let myself go with the flow. I still remember what I felt the first time I heard it.
I literally texted a friend to talk about how I visualised myself in a futuristic city with a bunch of good smelling people and feeling so free and happy. This song took me to this.
The synthesizers, the beat, the "uuuh"'s Sza's singing, the harmony (i'm a sucker for C-G-Am-D progressions or any variation of that), the reverbs, ugh, everything about this song sounds such a beautiful midpoint between catchy pop song and ethereal breezy indie jam. "Julia" by Sza is a song just makes me travel to an unknown yet profoundly familiar place (or feeling?), that's all I can say. If this sounds weird to you, then please don't be scared when I tell you that these type of fantasies probably live in the back of my mind all the time, hahahaha, but only songs like this can bring them up to the "surface" of my thoughts. I guess that's what great art does, and that's what I intend to make you feel whenever I select a track for this playlist.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.