Partially inspired by his own experiences, the EP presents an episodic story of a relationship that slumps from light to darkness. Opener ‘Red Flags’ overwhelms the warning signs with a youthful sense of excitement and abandon, but the situation gradually becomes chaotic. The relationship is all over by the closing song ‘Cellophane’, which questions how one person can simultaneously inspire infatuation and despair. Julius wrote all five songs, with key contributors including producer Struan Finlay and writer Joe Faris.
An Australian born New Zealander with Chinese family heritage, Julius Black studied classical music from a young age. His discovery of artists as varied as Frank Ocean, James Blake and David Bowie pushed his interests towards production and songwriting. Later inspired by Moses Sumney, boylife and Chelsea Jade, he released his debut EP ‘Dopamine’ last year.