Singer/songwriter Julia Wolf started off 2023 on an exciting note with the release of her debut album, ‘Good Thing We Stayed’ in January via BMG. Wolf shared that the album was inspired by her newfound empowerment that she embraced after nearly giving up on her dreams of making music. The music is injected with her obsession for horror films, Jack Skellington of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the dark suburban streets of New York City. “This album is a collection of memories that have left heavy marks on my life,” Wolf stated. “The record tells the journey of what and who made me who I am. Seeing I almost gave up a few years ago and was ready to move to a different country, all I can say is…it’s a good thing we stayed.” The album was created in the solitude of Wolf’s New York bedroom and features the female-forward track “Get Off My” that was fueled by her own belief in herself and all women. The track was used in her recent collaboration with Women’s Reproductive Rights Associate Project (WRRAP) to bring awareness to women’s rights. Wolf was raised in an Italian-American family in Long Island, NY and previously performed under the name WOLF, having garnered heavy buzz for her freestyles and snippets of her music on social media during 2019, amassing over 20 million streams all within the walls of her bedroom. Wolf is known to write lyrics in both English and Italian, co-produces her own music, and creates her own visuals and artwork. Wolf is currently on tour with Quinn XCII, having completed her own headlining tour earlier this year.
Julia Wolf spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar about how she almost gave up on her music career and move to Italy, her admiration for SZA and Phoebe Bridgers, her debut album, ‘Good Thing We Stayed’ and more.