Julia Tynes is a Pop R&B singer, songwriter, and choreographer originally from Nova Scotia, now based in Toronto. She has a unique and versatile voice that is recognizable by its sweet sound and easy listening nature. Three-time Juno award winner Liberty Silver says, “Lady J’s [Julia Tynes] voice has a unique gift that her audiences and listeners love. This is the sign of a true artist that sets her apart from all others”. Julia is set to release a new single, ‘Obvious’, from her upcoming album ‘The Girl in Every Song’, January 2nd 2018. ‘Obvious’ is an upbeat, catchy pop tune about having a very ‘Obvious’ crush on someone, but they just don’t seem to get it! Julia’s relatable lyrics like ‘If I lean 90 will you lean 10’ were written with the hopes of making her listeners smile while they sing along. Julia wrote the chorus for this song when she was only nine years old! She always thought it was a catchy melody, and co-writer Carl Jackson thought so too. ‘Carl has a way of answering my musical thoughts,’ says Julia. Finally, with the vision and expertise of producer Mike Smith, ‘Obvious’ has now become what Julia had always dreamed it would be. Julia has grown into a multi-talented musical artist and has been an integral part of the process at every level, from writing the lyrics and melodies, to collaborating with the musicians, to finalizing the album design.
Julia will release her first music video along with her single on January 2nd. The music video is filmed in the style of the popular app Musical.ly, where young people video themselves with their phones lip syncing in slow motion then play it back in fast forward. Julia hopes young people will see a bit of themselves in the video, while they copy the hand choreo. She even threw in a back flip as an ode to her life-long love of gymnastics. Promoting self-esteem and confidence in youth is something close to Julia’s heart, which is why she has recently started a youth workshop called ‘Songs for Self’. In these workshops Julia writes an original song with the group while encouraging youth to follow their dreams, believe in their ideas and make a plan! Julia was the 2016 recipient of the African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) Emerging Artist of the Year Award, and a 2017 nominee for the Rising Star Award. She was featured in Teens Now Talk magazine and was a celebrity guest at their youth conference. Other notable performances include: the legendary Stan Rogers Festival, Indie Week Toronto, East Coast Music Week, and opening for Liberty Silver, to name a few. Julia performed an East Coast Tour promoting her single ‘After You’, which was the first release from her FACTOR-funded upcoming record, and has received radio air play on CBC and CKDU 88.1. The album was recorded and produced by sought-after engineer Mike Smith at the highly esteemed Phase One Studios, and combines Julia’s down-to-earth perspective and girl power sass in a series of songs about living, loving and moving forward. Julia’s musical influences include Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, and Michael Jackson.