Friday, July 29, 2022

Jessica Woodlee Visits Section 36 Music!

Section 36 Music has another visitor!  Jessica Woodlee is an incredible singer who will soon be releasing her new single "T.O.M.L.". (In fact, you can pre-save it now!) I was so excited she was willing to visit with us and discuss her music, future goals, and more. I’m sure you’ll love everything she has to say.

So, let's see what happens when Jessica Woodlee visits Section 36 Music!

I’m a huge fan of your recent single “Burn my Baggage”. What can you tell me about it?

Thank you so much for the support! I wrote "Burn My Baggage" as a anthem for starting over and rediscovering your self worth. I went through a really difficult time and was finally coming out the other end, but I was having trouble opening up to people and trusting others because of past experiences. Soon I realized that If I wanted to enjoy life and truly move on I needed to let go of my past experiences and "Burn My Baggage". When I released the track I was so happy to see it helping others to move forward and rediscover their joy just as it did for me.

Is there anything else you're currently working on?

My newest single, T.O.M.L. is out for pre-save now! I'm so ecstatic about this release. This song is definitely the most vulnerable and real song I've ever written and released. My experience as a freshman in college started out a bit rocky. While I eventually found my people and my place it wasn't always simple. I became really frustrated with the stark differences between the media's depiction of college life and what I was actually experiencing. I was struggling with anxiety, school stress, building a career and social pressures all at once while it felt like the whole world was saying "college is just fun and easy!". All of that frustration was funneled into T.O.M.L., a rock-infused pop song that's perfect for screaming in the car with your besties. If you ever need a song to let it all out to, I've got you covered!

You’re currently attending Berklee College of Music. What’s the biggest thing Berklee’s doing for your career? 

I love it at Berklee so much! I've

met such wonderful and talented musicians. Berklee has expanded my network of friends and collaborators exponentially. Before heading off to college, putting together a simple baking band or finding a producer was nearly impossible, with very few options. Now, I have 100 people I can call for help on any given day. That type of reach and support is invaluable to an independent artist like me. I'm so grateful for my ever-growing Berklee family.

Who or what would you consider your biggest musical influences?

My influences are a wide blend of genres and time periods! I grew up listening to Clapton, Ella, Muddy Waters and Jack Johnson. As I started writing and growing into my own musician, I became extremely enamoured with clever pop lyricists such as Taylor Swift, Julia Micheals and later, unique producer/writers like Maggie Rogers and Holly Humberstone. The combo of Jazz, blues, rock and pop influences really shines through on my latest single T.O.M.L. It feels great to be able to blend my roots with my current pop obsession. I hope you love it as much as I do!

What would you say is your biggest career challenge?

Building a fanbase! Often, with the extreme prevalence of social media and the sheer number of independent artists out there it can often feel like I'm screaming into the void. I lay awake before shows hoping people will actually show up and spend weeks trying to figure out how to get my music to people before any release. But, I'm so grateful for all of the incredible support I've received so far from Team Jessica. I know that my future fans are still out there and I can't wait to embrace them with open arms!

What are your immediate career goals?

I have a whole arsenal of songs that are recorded and ready for release! Currently, I'm planning on releasing a bunch of songs as singles over the next 6 months. I jump started my goal with the release of T.O.M.L.! If you'd like to join me on my journey feel free to give me a follow on instagram and tik tok where I'll be announcing and teasing all of my next releases!


I know I'll definitely be on the lookout for those releases!

As always, I want to thank Jessica  for visiting, and for sending along the pictures to accompany the interview.

I'm sure you’ll all want to follow along with her to see what she's up to. Like she said, the best way to do that is probably to follow her on Instagram and/or TikTok. In fact, go do both right now!

Thanks again Jessica, and good luck reaching your goals!

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

"hey pretty boy" by Juliana Dominguez (July 1, 2022 Release)

After Major Airplay on Amazing Radio, Juliana Dominguez Officially Releases Her First Single, “hey pretty boy”

Though it may be her first single, Juliana Dominguez's "hey pretty boy" has already managed to land major airplay on Amazing Radio UK and US. “hey pretty boy” was released on July 1st, 2022.

“It just makes me feel like I'm walking through an enchanted forest.” - Shell Zenner (Currently of Amazing Radio, and previously of BBC Radio Manchester)

“This artist has created something really special. I love the guitar tone on this track, the production is absolutely stunning, and it all comes together beautifully well.” - Charlie Ashcroft (Currently of Amazing Radio)

Stream “hey pretty boy” here: hey pretty boy

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The 18-year-old indie Latina female singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist currently attends Berklee College of Music, the same music school Charlie Puth attended. Her beachy indie pop/rock style has been described as “Clairo meets Mac DeMarco with a touch of Ariana Grande.” Juliana’s take on the indie genre is pop-forward, yet stands out with her impressive vocal stacking and unique production style. Her distinct use of ambient sounds, like birds chirping, children laughing, and ocean waves, give this gentle “enchanted” aura to her music that is currently unheard of in the indie genre. She’s an incredible talent with an angelic voice and a great ear for catchy melodies, guitar riffs, and hooks. 

“I wrote this song about a boy that I met on Bumble. We had a really cute first date and planned on hanging out again. I texted him, “hey pretty boy :),” and asked if he wanted to hang out soon. He said he was busy and couldn’t hang out, which I understood, but I’m a little bit of an anxious person so it got in my head that he was maybe brushing me off and uninterested. The thought of this made me very anxious, but I decided to channel that anxiety into a song. I looked back at the text, “hey pretty boy :),” and thought to myself, “that should be a song!” so I got to writing.” - Juliana Dominguez

While Juliana did most of the work on “hey pretty boy,” she had help from some industry professionals to perfect the song for radio play. Claire Finley, a finalist to play in Lady Gaga’s band, plays bass on the track. Franke Estevez, a Sony Music remixer that has worked for John Legend and other famous artists, helped Juliana record and mix the track at his studio in her neighborhood.

“Juliana is the complete package. Not only does she have a beautiful voice, can write, arrange, and play instruments, but she can also engineer. Most of the artists that come to my studio have me do all of the work because they don’t know how. Juliana knows. She knows exactly what she wants and how to do it. If she keeps at it, she’s going to go very far.”  - Franke Estevez

Jett Galindo, an iconic female mastering engineer and fellow Berklee alumna that has mastered tracks for Selena Gomez and other famous artists, heard Juliana’s demo and was so excited about it that she said she would master it for free. Juliana Dominguez is definitely one to watch out for. She could be one of the next major female pop artists. She currently is working on some new songs to be released by the end of the summer. 

“I am proud to be a woman in music supporting other women in music.” - Juliana Dominguez