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Get to Know 'Levitate' Indie-Pop Singer Julietta With These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Get to Know 'Levitate' Indie-Pop Singer Julietta With These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Julietta is one of the acts on the rise we’ve our eyes on, and we want Just Jared readers to get to know her better!

The indie-pop singer just dropped her new song, “Levitate,” on Wednesday (June 17), which is also the title track from her forthcoming EP.

“‘Levitate’ means the world to me. I wrote it with Jordan Topf and Sean Silverman when I moved to Los Angeles and began to shed the layers I had been carrying for my whole life,” she explains.

“I left everything and everyone I knew behind in New York to start over. At times it was very lonely and other times exhilarating. ‘Levitate’ is a song about choosing your own story and choosing what to tell people vs. what they think they know about you. And above it all, understanding that at the end I’ll always be left with me myself and I – so let go of all the bulls–t and hold yourself up.”

The Levitate EP follows her 2018 debut, Smooth Sailing. Julietta‘s already impressively racked up over 6 million streams, as well as being featured on Spotify’s Viral 50 and Indie Pop playlists, among others.

Listen to “Levitate” and check out 10 Fun Facts

  • 1. I have a phobia of some fruits, the strongest one is my phobia of bananas. They legit make me uncomfortable, and I have a hard time touching them. I’ve never really held one for longer than a couple of seconds, and I’ve never had a bite. I know how they taste because I’ve accidentally had them in smoothies. Don’t know why but I turn into a 4 year old that refuses to eat their veggies when someone tries to get me to take a bite!
  • 2. I have another weird phobia. Phobia of beer. I have never tried one. I feel like I’ve smelled it off of people enough to know I’m not into it. I’m a wine lover, that’s enough for me.
  • 3. My whole family is Sicilian, which also means there hasn’t been one divorce in the family…like ever. When you commit to la famiglia – you commit!
  • 4. I didn’t speak English till I was 5, Italian is my first language. My neighbors thought my parents were very strange as I was born and raised in New York City but didn’t speak a word of their language. My family wanted to make sure I was truly Italian before turning into a New Yorker!
  • 5. My grandparents on both sides had arranged marriages.

Click inside to see the rest of Julietta’s 10 Fun Facts…

  • 6. In my teens into my early 20s, I had severe panic attacks to the point where I was convinced I was dying from a heart attack. The only way to stop them would be to call the ambulance. As soon as a doctor would arrive, I would finally be able to breathe again!
  • 7. Meditation and yoga saved me from a lot of self harm.
  • 8. I never studied music, I decided to pursue a career in songwriting a year or so after graduating from college.
  • 9. I have a real addiction to sweets and cannot go a day without eating chocolate. It is very rare that I miss a day.
  • 10. When I have my mind set on something, it is very hard to convince me otherwise. When I was in high school I fell in love with Emerson College. I knew I wanted to attend, but I also knew my SAT scores weren’t high enough. I would travel to Boston every other weekend to visit my boyfriend at the time, who was at Berklee School of Music. I was so mesmerized by the school, but also intimidated since I never studied music. So every weekend that I would visit Boston, I knocked on the admissions office door at Emerson and would meet with the same advisor. I passionately expressed my admiration and love for the school, and I promised I would do my BEST if he gave me a chance. He then promised, after countless holiday cards and random visits, that I would be admitted to Emerson second semester. And so, I attended the New School in NYC first semester, and then from the second semester on, I was at the school of my dreams!
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