Five Questions With Just Costa

Montreal, QC-based sibling duo, Just Costa is made up of Juliana and Jesse. The two fuse pop, R&B, and G-Funk to create their sound. On April 30, 2021, the duo released their EP, Peachy, which not only helped to solidify the duo’s unique musical bond but also affirm their knack for undeniably catch melodies.

On the funk-inspired title track, “Peachy”, they unironically sing “I’m Feelin’ Peachy”, and its infectious positivity is at the forefront of the song, and perfectly captures the duo’s message.

“Positivity is something people resist letting into their lives, but it’s a conscious choice you make,” Jesse says. “Every moment can feel like a margarita on the beach, but it’s a mindset you have to embrace every day”.

The same joie de vivre can be found on “Electric”, an uptempo call to arms for a Saturday night out on the town that encourages listeners to seize the moment. This is a theme that shows up often in the duo’s material.

Meanwhile, on “514”, a not-so-subtle nod to Montreal, the pair celebrates their hometown with unabashed pride.

“The song is a love letter to our city. We feel so lucky to be from here; people are so unique and open. It’s such a free-spirited place; you can find inspiration all around you,” Juliana says.

Check out all of these songs, and more below, and find out more about Just Costa via our Five Questions With segment.

Hi Juliana and Jesse! Please introduce yourself to our readers.

Hello Beautiful People! We’re Just Costa, a brother-sister duo from Montreal. We’ve been playing music together since we were kids before we ever thought of this as a lifestyle, so why not keep doing what we’re doing? Our love for music is only matched by our joie-de-vivre. If you dance, like, a lot, and want every day to feel like Friday, then come along for the ride with us!

You have just released your new EP “Peachy”. What can you tell us about the EP? What was the writing and recording process?

Simply put, this EP is the introduction into the world of Just Costa. We realized that the world could use a little more peachy these days— everyone is on the sadboi wave—and so that is what we are bringing to people. With this EP, we set forth on a quest of GROOVE, to light up each room we walk into and to pull the world out of constant Monday. We spent a lot of time writing and recording (mostly in our studio called “The Vibe Hut”), and as much time soul searching. You can’t write feel-good anthems if you’re not in a good place yourself. We had so much fun putting these songs together, and we hope people feel that when they listen to them. 

You have released three amazing music videos for songs on the EP. Which is your favourite video and why?

Never did we think we would have a bathtub full of candy, our weiner dog, and $2000 worth of IKEA beach furniture in our debut music video. That easily makes “Peachy” our fav. 

A close runner-up would be the “514” video. We directed, produced, and edited the video ourselves (no pressure), and we got to show off our beautiful Montreal, a city that comes alive in the summertime. We met so many cool people throughout the day that ended up being in the video. This city has shaped us into who we are so we had to show some hometown love. 

How have you been keeping creative during the pandemic?

We’re meant to be on stage, but in the meantime, we’ve had a blast making short videos to connect with our fans. We are grateful to have our studio set up for us to record in, and also to have each other to write with— otherwise, we might have gone crazy long ago. 

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Rep the North! Some of our favs include Clay and Friends, Busty and the Bass, Anomalie, and Half Moon Run.

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