Juliana Beltrán, a Colombian singer-songwriter, officially debuted in 2016. Throughout 2017 and 2018 Juliana had the opportunity to work with Juan Galeano, singer of Diamante Eléctrico, and recorded a five-song EP. Her EP was promoted in the main media in the country and obtained thousands of views on YouTube, and streams on Spotify and Deezer, surpassing the singles released previously in her career. After a few years without releasing music, "Think about." came out on April 29, Juliana's first English release.
Juliana's "Think about." conveys her vocal and lyrical abilities, taking us on an emotional journey into the highs and lows of her personal experiences. She expresses how his whispers are like a spell that he puts on her, it always hits the soft spot. Unfortunately, this love story had its struggles towards the end and she feels he can't fit her in his future plans.
Juliana doesn't want to let him know that he's all that she thinks about. She feels a bit embarrassed that she still wants him back and can't let go even though he did wrong. Juliana reminisces on the motion of his lips kissing hers and his fingertips running through her hair and its beautiful sensation. She even says it's haunting, which is the perfect description to describe that feeling of nostalgic memory flashbacks.
Juliana Beltrán's ambient vocals and well-suited production leave the listener with feelings of nostalgia and longing, and we can't get enough of it. Don't give it another thought and stream "Think about." today, now available on all streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Juliana. "Think about." is such a beautiful song. What inspired the lyrics you chose?
This is a song that comes out of frustration and feeling hopeless after a relationship ends. Especially when you weren't the one who ended it. I think we've all been there at some point. Trying to figure out what you did wrong or what you could have done differently to keep them in your life. We all have that big ego that doesn't want to let the other person know we miss them and we're hurting. This is what "Think about" comes out of. Not being able to take this person off your mind and remembering everything about them.
"Think about." is a well-produced track. Do you produce your own records? How does your recording process usually go for your records?
I came into the session with my producer Daniel Solano, with a very sad and depressing ballad. That's how it usually goes. I come in with song ideas or drafts, and we give them life. Rachel Siegel, who's a dear friend and wonderful songwriter, was also there that day, and the three of us came up with this whole new idea for the song. Even though the lyrics are still on the heartbreaking side, the production is bright and upbeat and makes you want to get up and dance. I think it's a nice contrast, and it honestly helped me go through my own emotional journey.
What's the message you're delivering through "Think about."?
What I learned through this song and the entire process, from writing to recording and finally performing it live, is to live life to the fullest. There's a line in the chorus that says, "you did me wrong when I still loved you, right," and that has stuck with me since. As long as I'm always giving my all in all of life's aspects, I'll be satisfied. Even if it doesn't turn out the way, I wanted it to. Life is full of lessons, and some come in heartbreak.
Who's your biggest musical inspiration?
Coming from a mixed background, born in Colombia and raised in Peru, I've been exposed to all kinds of music from a very young age. My inspirations have changed and grown, but in the past couple of years, I've held on to Bruno Major and Eloise a lot. I think they do a fantastic job at mixing their love for jazz and r&b and bringing it to a modern pop sound.
What's next for you?
This year will be full of music. I stopped releasing music for nearly four years, and I'm not going back to that. I have a second single coming this summer that will be full of Latin sounds, and I'm really excited to share it and my culture. I've finally started performing live again, and it's a feeling that can't be replaced.