Julianne Glass' wistful birthday party track 'Seventeen' will make you long for your youth, again.
When you're 17-going-on-18, the world is about to open up for you; you can buy cigarettes and lotto tickets (but still not beer) The world becomes your oyster and you can do almost anything you want.
The music video for 'Seventeen' opens at Glass' 18th birthday party, complete with a pink cake and a bunch of friends standing around celebrating. But for Glass, it's a somber affair. As she blows out the candles on her cake, she tells us her birthday wish: she wants to be 17 again (you're welcome, Zac Efron).
The track (and the accompanying video) are an adventure, going from somber and contemplative to fun and free, and back again. Glass' longing for simpler times echo sentiments that everyone goes through as they get older, and the 19 year old singer-songwriter from LA seems wise-beyond-her-years in that respect.
From the press release:
LA born and raised, Julianne Glass is changing pop music one song at a time. The nineteen year old singer-songwriter-pianist has been playing piano since she could walk. Julianne has been a curator of sound since her early days, listening to The Beatles, Ben Folds, Elliott Smith and Stevie Wonder. At the age of 14, tragedy struck when Julianne lost both her father and her sister. The songstress turned to writing her own music as a coping mechanism. The tragedy helped inspire Julianne to write from her heart.
Julianne's debut Transparent EP (out now) was recorded at the legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, where Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Frank Ocean and Ariana Grande have also laid down legendary albums. Transparent is a look into the heart and soul of Julianne - as she likes to say, "what you see is what you get." The EP is full of touching melodies dispersed with textured pop songs, like her debut single "Seventeen."