free download: pop-rocker julian bell’s latest single “looking for a way out.” #soundcheck

May 12, 2014

Singer-songwriter Julian Bell made his debut last year with his Where Do I Begin EP. After a few unsuccessful bids on reality shows like ‘The Voice’ and ‘The Next’, the singer and guitarist has spent the past year focusing on his own voice as an artist. The result is his latest single “Looking For A Way Out.”

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor

Building from a skipping guitar intro to massive drums, the track firmly cements Julian Bell as a contender in the pop/rock world. Bell has the kind of voice that belongs in arenas, and his band matches with a similarly larger-than life power. Lead guitarist Packy Lundholm fills the song with propulsive classic riffs, and the occasional Beatles-nodding backwards lick. This isn’t a song that relies on subtlety, so much as a jenga tower of mounting intensity.