Although pop artists have the ability to write a good hook, it's not every day that you come across a musician with a strong, studied classical background - but NYC/LA-based musician Julius has that in spades. His classical compositions have earned critical acclaim from The New York Times and he's studied with Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang, in addition to winning a ton of national and international awards in the process.

Having found himself inspired by albums like Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP, he did a near 180 with his sound and is now crafting modern, slick pop tracks with a dark edge, and his brand new song 'Ocean Blue' is a perfect introduction. He retains some of his classical sensibilities with its beautiful piano melodies and his deep, soothing vocals. The song delves into the heartbreaking realm of unreciprocated feelings, as Julius explained in a press release:

" Sometimes you fall in love with someone who doesn't love you back. You can try to win her over by buying her lots of nice things, and you may even succeed for a while. But you'll never fully have her if she wasn't meant to love you in the first place, and sooner or later you will lose her..."

Stream 'Ocean Blue' below.

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