It’s fair to say Julia Michaels is one of the music industry’s biggest stars right now. As one half of a songwriting partnership with Justin Tranter, she’s had a hand in writing a truckload of massive pop tunes for some of the world’s biggest stars. The latest albums from Gwen Stefani, Britney and Selena Gomez are front-weighted with their work, and they have also shelled out hits to Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony, Hailee Steinfeld and Justin Bieber.
Today, Julia releases her own debut solo single Issues and it’svery good indeed – a short and sweet, tenderly pitched pop song about finding solace in a relationship where neither party is perfect. As intoxicating as the lyrics though are the 23 year old’s relevatory and instantly-appealing vocals which are a perfect match for the song’s no-gimmick production.
It’s all quite effortlessly beautiful.