Pop Rockers Jule Vera Premiere Cheery Single 'Something Good,' Announce Debut LP on Sony Imprint Weekday Records
Their LP 'Waiting For The Sun' is out June 16 on the new label.
Get to know Jule Vera, an Alabama-based quintet set to take their-clean hooks across North America on the Warped Tour this summer, despite not sounding much like anything else on the bill. Today they’re announcing their debut full-length and premiering a new track -- a track that positively does not sound like metalcore, skate punk or post-hardcore. Music you can take home to mom and dad-core is probably more like it.
There’s an air of ’60s Motown and classic Broadway musicals to "Something Good," but the song's giddy piano licks and bass groove are so winsome and familiar, the whole thing's tough to place in any particular setting. Simply put, it’s a pop song, in a very classic sense.
"[It's] a song that started from worry, confusion about the future, and struggling for self-worth,” vocalist Ansley Newman tells Billboard. “The stress of constantly waiting for good things to happen really helped inspire the lyrics.”
Check it out below, streaming exclusively on Billboard.
"Something Good" is the second track on Waiting for the Sun, Jule Vera’s debut album due June 16 on Weekday Records (pre-orders available here). The whole thing was produced by Frequency, the New York City-based musician best known for co-producing Rihanna and Eminem’s No. 1 hit “The Monster.”
Along with Arizona indie rockers Lydia, Jule Vera are the charter signees of Weekday, an imprint launched earlier this year by Sony Music in conjunction with Jake Round, who founded the Pasadena, Cali.-based pop-punk label Pure Noise Records. Pure Noise, home to Warped-friendly bands like State Champs and Four Year Strong, released Jule Vera’s debut EP Friendly Enemies back in 2015. Now, the band appears poised for strong looks both inside and outside of the scene from which they came.
For the summer, their plans are set; Jule Vera is on the 2017 Warped Tour through its entirety -- June 16 through Aug. 6.