afropunk botb winner jules truly grabs “gold medals”
By Sound Check
January 25, 2019
The AFROPUNK community best knows Bronx-born and -raised Jules Truly as the lead singer of Jules & the Jinks, a jazz-soul-pop-rock group for all seasons that won the 2018’s Brooklyn Battle of the Bands, and played on the main stage at Commodore Barry Park. But on her newest solo single, “Gold Medals,” Jules takes a different turn.
Produced by Phace the Melody, who has engineered and mixed works the likes of Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies, it has a richer, darker electronic sound than anything Jules has done with the band.
It’s also got a full-blown anthemic chorus about learning self-empowerment the hard way. Truly describes the track this way: “Falling in love makes us vulnerable and if we aren’t wise about who we choose to share and spend our time with, we then give them permission to take a piece of us. Spirit and ego go hand in hand. To know one, you have to know the other. Life is about balance. I myself have been guilty about being way too spiritual and keeping the peace and love in exchange for a much needed ego boost. This song takes back confidence, sets boundaries and delivers self love with a vengeance.”
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