Riding off the wave of his most recent single ‘Ferrari’, North West London artist Julian Mika comes through with highly anticipated EP ‘LinkPhone’. The project is a 5-track take on the benefits and damages of modern-day communication while using his signature ethereal flavours to showcase it.
Born in Rome to a Sicilian mother, Julian moved from city-to-city throughout his childhood before settling in the UK at aged 10. His turbulent background and constant reintroduction to different, unfamiliar cultures and societies caused him to have a warped view on life, often feeling like an outsider looking in. With this perspective that always let him see things from a step back, Julian turned to music as a vice for his unique thoughts.
At the age of 17, Julian, alongside childhood friend Ryo, formed music group Grand Wa Zoo and dropped two well-received projects under Scope Music Management. Mika now comes through with his debut solo project ‘LinkPhone’ following on from lead single ‘Ferrari’ which has picked up support from industry heavyweights such as Lyrical Lemonade, Dummy and Rwd Mag. ‘Ferrari’ is a melodic dream-trap banger with London injections, drawing inspirations from his favourite artists in the scene such as J Hus, Benji Flow and Octavian. With lyrics like ‘All these illusions they got me feeling that nothing is real, and it’s eating my brain up’, Julian delves deeper into the issues that arise from social media, questioning its influence on our mental wellbeing which is a running theme throughout the whole of the ‘LinkPhone’ project.
With huge support so far not only within the scene but outside, he’s now ready to level up and make a statement. His forthcoming EP toys with the symbolism of a typical ‘burner phone’ representing the simple yet needed link between Julian and his audience. Not only this but it also symbolises the function of what phones are used for at the core, conversation, without distraction from anything else (social media) and Julian wants this to be represented while listening to ‘LinkPhone’.
With talent in music, along with impeccable imagery and style Julian Mika is a be a force to be reckoned with in London’s rapidly evolving scene. With ‘Ferrari’ already taking us on a journey through Julian’s mind as an outsider looking in, the ‘LinkPhone’ EP is set to show us a side to Julian we haven’t yet heard. He continues his steady upwards trajectory using dreamy instrumentals, strong lyricism and captivating melodies and shows us exactly why he’s on the inevitable path to success.