Released on September 9th, “Getting Stoned” is the debut single of Costa Rican/US American singer-songwriter Julia Calvin. The track combines alternative-pop with strong influences from her Latin American roots and is about learning to let go of harmful relationships, even if it means leaving people behind. “Getting Stoned” is the first song from Julia’s upcoming EP “Boxes” and you can check it out below.
Lullabies” won Best Original song category in the September 2019 Florence Film Awards, for the short film “Lighthouse.”
We asked Julia to tell us a bit about her debut single.
“I wrote this song with a friend a few years ago for another artist. I’d been in several friendships and relationships where people were self-medicating and trying to cope with their issues by being high all the time. I wanted to be there for them, but it wasn’t healthy for me, and at the end of the day, you can’t fix anyone who doesn’t want to change. This song represented the moment I decided to leave one of those friendships behind.”
You can also watch the accompanying video below.
Julia Calvin is a Costa Rican/US American singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. In 2019, she was the 16th annual winner of BMI Foundation’s Peermusic Latin Scholarship Award, for her song “Mi Amor.” Later that year, her song “Lilac Lullabies” won Best Original song category in the September 2019 Florence Film Awards, for the short film “Lighthouse.”