Julia Brennan self-released her first songs on YouTube and iTunes, and a week later, she sent her song “Inner Demons” to the local pop radio station in Minneapolis (KDWB-FM). The station called her on air and played a minute of her song.

The feedback she received was so positive that she decided to leave her freshman college dorm the day before her first class, and a few days later, she signed a recording contract with Columbia Records for an EP entitled Inner Demons.

Having taken piano lessons since the age of 4, Brennan claims her influences as Adele, Sam Smith, Elvis’ version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Recorded in Nashville last December, her song “Inner Demons” has registered over 2.6 million views on YouTube. It was based on her relationship with a friend who was experiencing family issues.

Stay Thirsty Magazine is pleased to name Julia Brennan A STAY THIRSTY DISCOVERY for Fall 2017 because we believe that she brings an unusual sincerity and depth to her songwriting and to her performance.

Inner Demons by Julia Brennan

(Video courtesy of Julia Brennan and Columbia Records)


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