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  • Melina Darlas

Review: "Runaway Cinderella" - JULAPINK

"Runaway Cinderella" is a dance-pop piece with a jaunty set of lyrics and melodies. In this song, JULAPINK sings about how commitment and long-term relationships are not really her fashion. She prefers to connect with someone for the night, and then move on from the situation. It's refreshing to hear a song about infatuations, and how having a good time with someone you're interested in for a night doesn't mean that it necessarily has to turn into something long-term. This song is very light-hearted and focuses on how you can have a fun time with someone without the issue of feelings having to come up.

The aspect of this song that stood out the most would have to be JULAPINK'S voice. She has a deeper tone to her vocals than most female artists that I have heard, and it's a very appealing sound. This deeper tone provides a good contrast to the melody of the song. The lively melody has such a light tone to it, so when mixed with her deeper vocals this new layer of sound is created. The high mixed with the low is such a good take and makes this song so enticing. As for the lyrics, they provide a truly neat take on this aspect of romance. Lines such as "envision me with you the rest of your life" followed by "that's not really my vibe" and "baby I'll be running when the clock strikes" give off an air of confidence and being assured in what she truly wants. The lyrics provide the audience with the idea of being confident in how they feel and what they truly want, even if it doesn't line up with what the other wants.

JULAPINK was raised in New York City and started writing music at the age of 13. It was this early that she began self-producing and releasing her music. Just at the age of 6, she began playing piano and studying with Inesa Sinkevych of The Manhattan School for Music winning international titles and performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Her love of pop music overshadowed her love for classical music and she found herself heavily influenced by listening to artists such as Lady Gaga, Kesha, Usher, and Maroon 5. Regardless of what genre and style she brings into her productions, JULAPINK’s hooky melodies and unique vocal tambor remain constant reminiscent of Olivia Rodrigo, early Katy Perry, Tate McRae, and Dua Lipa. Jula has worked with Grammy Award-winning mixers and engineers, as well as been mentored by acclaimed drummer, Sterling Campbell.

Written By Melina Darlas



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