Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Babie Julez. Together we discussed their their influences, their philosophy on music, social media, their latest album “Bug-Eyed Girl” and so much more. You can follow them at social media here.
1.Mustard is grateful to have you join them. How are you today?
I am amazing!! How are you?
2. You’ve been performing since you were three years old. What was your favorite song from your childhood? Is there a performance from your childhood that you hold dear?
My favorite song growing up was Since You’ve Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson!!
3. Who (or what) influences you?
I am solely influenced by what I grow through and my experiences in my life. I take all of my feelings and all of my headspace and put all of that energy into what I do and what I write.
4. In addition to being a musician, you are also an actress and model. How do you balance all three?
I focus on music the most these days, but I do photo shoots whenever I can and act whenever I can!! Those are both still avenues that I want to pursue.
5. Mustard loves your philosophy on music. You believe there is no bigger healer than music. Could you elaborate more on that? What songs or albums do you go to to help the healing process?
When I was healing really hard areas of my life were when my first songs were born. I took all of my pain and made it into something beautiful.
6. What is your songwriting process?
I get inspired by a specific phrase, idea, or mood. I will word vomit onto the page and then go back and organize. After that, I bring the lyrics to my band and we bring it to life!
7. “Tree Sap” is a compilation of songs you wrote in high school about your time there. Could you share more about this album? What role does tree sap play throughout it?
I was having a really rough go of it during my high school years. Dealing with a lot of change in my life with bullying on top of that I turned to writing to cope. I would sit at my piano for hours and sing my heart out. Those songs that I would work on to ease my pain were Treesap, my very first project as an independent artist. Looking back at Treesap reminds me of how much I’ve grown and how far I’ve come. I will forever be grateful for that.
8. Mustard had the pleasure of following you on TikTok during the time you were releasing KIT. How has social media helped you as an artist?
Social media is a tool I continue to learn with every day. It is such an amazing resource to reach people and get them to hear about your art. It has also put me in touch with other creatives and brought amazing collaborations to life!
9. Gwen Stafani, No Doubt, and Alanis Morissette influenced your debut album “bug eyed girl.” What are your essential songs from these artists?
Funny enough, I didn’t reference anyone when making the album, we really just let the songs flow naturally. However, I got the comparisons after the release so I always say “well if you like these artists, you’ll definitely like me!”. Ex-Girlfriend by No Doubt, Just A Girl by No Doubt, and definitely Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morissette are amazing songs by those wonderful ladies.
10. Mustard wonders how you summoned so many ladybugs for the bug eyed girl album art.
I am the bug eyed girl what can I say?
11. For those who have not listened yet, how would you describe “bug eyed girl?”
The coming of age soundtrack you NEED in your life
12. A human gets invited to a Babie Julez show. What can they expect?
They can expect an intimate experience full of love and energy. They can expect to have an amazing time, to rock out, and go completely and utterly feral.
13. What’s next for Babie Julez?
A LOT. I’ll say that for now 😉
14. Where can readers listen to your music?
My music is on all platforms!! But if you have spotify definitely give us some love there!