Well Wishing for Julian Kerins
Global charting globetrotter Julian Kerins is well on his way to achieving a well-rounded status in the industry that most artists can only dream of. The NY native is beaming with potential in the process of realizing itself. As a result, Kerins is evolving beyond “artist to watch” and into “artist that has arrived.” As someone who has now known him a few years, this has been a joy to watch, when talent meets hard (and smart work) and opportunity, so goes the old adage.
Julian puts the rubber to the road as he consistently tours and shares stages with legends like Fall Out Boy, but he’s smart enough to know that touring shouldn’t be the only thing an artist relies on. As a result, he’s placed an emphasis on the SYNC game, collaborating with the likes of Marc Jackson & Mark Schoenfield on singles “Tears Can Water Roses”, “Silent Songbird”, a cover of “All My Loving” by the Beatles, and a film-ic rework of Julian’s previously released track “In Billowing Skies.” Julian’s sound is tailor-made for the SYNC space, as they’re exceedingly well-written and sequenced while displaying his ridiculously impressive chops as a musician.
Beauty in Progress
Julian’s February 2023 drop, “Well-Wishing” off his upcoming 10-song acoustic LP “Coquetry” is my favorite track from him in a while. An impressively sung, emotive duet featuring YouTuber Rebecca Ray, the song’s vocals and dreamy acoustic guitar strumming took to me someplace else. I’ll very much look forward to the visuals for that one as well as the project as a whole. Julian’s output in terms of volume while not sacrificing quality is another indicator that he’s very much on his way. I think artists often lose potency while catering to the almighty algorithm, but this has not been an issue for Julian Kerins.
When we last heard from Julian Kerins at Disrupt Magazine, we spent our time covering his truly inspiring story. The odds he overcame to get where he is today cannot be understated, so checking in again to see that he’s not only surviving but thriving is the type of feel-good story that we love to get behind. From “Varlet” (which we covered back then) to now, Julian has stayed true to his brand in a rapidly changing musical landscape and continued to ascend as a consummate professional with innate talent that he’s managed to bolster even further by way of his tireless work ethic.
On & Up
Julian and company are also pitching a play for both state and screen; it’s entitled “Music Boy” and is just another example of how ambitious Kerins is as an artist. My only ask is for two tickets on opening night. Make sure you are following Julian Kerins on social media and keeping up with him on your favorite streaming service. And if you’re not, I’m confident you’ll hear him on your TV or in a theater near you, sooner rather than later.