Photo Credit: Mishka LaFierce
Toronto-based hip-hop artist Julian Waldron has recently released his debut single, “From Nothing”, produced by Canadian DJ and production duo KYNGS (Ashton Adams and Josh Polasz) and PDUB (credits include Ty Dolla $ign, Fetty Wap, King Louie and more). We had the chance to chat with Julian in our newest segment of Five Questions With. Take a few moments and check out “From Nothing” and learn more about this up & coming Toronto artist.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey everyone! I’m Julian Waldron. Hailing from Freeport, Grand Bahama. I have a passion for music of all genres, but I’m a rap artist. That’s what I grew up listening to and what I relate to the most. I started taking music more seriously back in 2015 after a disappointing blow to my football career. I put my frustrations into music and realized that this was my destiny all along! Through my music, my goal is to shine light on my country and open doors for my people. I took a risk coming to Canada, I didn’t know a single person in Toronto! I just had faith and a vision, I wanted it bad enough that it was definitely a risk worth taking.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
If anyone went through my notes they wouldn’t know how a song actually came of them! My writing style is complex and personal, something only I can understand. It’s almost encrypted, I know why I jotted something down and what I plan to do with it but someone else probably thinks it’s gibberish. With my music, the beat always comes first and the lyrics follow. I only put what the beat wants on it. In a way, it’s me speaking to it and understanding what it needs to be complete.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
This summer is going to be crazy! It’s going to be busy, but busy is always good. I’ll be sure to keep all of my followers updated throughout the summer about everything that is coming up!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
My single ‘From Nothing’. I think of it as the introduction to this ‘movie’ of my life. You’d be skipping scenes if you haven’t heard ‘From Nothing’ and jumped in later. It welcomes you into my life, it’s my opening up to the world and sharing everything I have. It’s something you’ll want to be a part of, from day 1. Come and join the journey and watch the process and where I can go from here.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There are so many artists that immediately come to mind. I mean, this is Canada. The land of talented! I would have to say ‘KYNGS’. Ashton Adams and Josh Polasz are my number one right now. They are definitely a duo that I would love to work with. Let’s see if we can make that possible!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.