Growing up in suburbia just north of Toronto, Julian Daniel always wanted more than the white picket fences he was surrounded by. Looking up to music legends such as Kurt Cobain, Bowie, Shania Twain and Dolly Parton, he began writing music at the age of seventeen. After releasing his debut EP, his songs appeared on Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Music Friday Canada, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds: Pop, and It’s A Bop playlists.

When the pandemic hit, Julian Daniel decided to go off the grid and focus on himself: he removed himself from social media, didn’t listen to anyone else’s music, and started journaling everyday. The result of this isolation and self-reflection is his newest single, “Anxiety,” which is a vulnerable indie-pop track about Julian‘s own experience with anxiety. The song sounds like the soundtrack of a coming-of-age film and has been paired with a similar visual.