Gas Mask Magazine

Julian Greene: “Slow Down”

By: Eric Reyes
March 02, 2021

Julian Greene caught me off guard.

Not that I had expectations negative or positive, but I didnโ€™t know what to expect. โ€œSlow Downโ€ is a pleasant surprise. A welcome surprise.

Thereโ€™s a charm to his style and sound that I really enjoy. His use of language here is a great example of the current creative climate, in that influence upon influence blends into something unique with every iteration. While the mix is unmistakably crisp and fluid, his verse drives this track on its own merits. Cleverly written and with a musicality all its own, I got occasional flashbacks to pop punk acts likeBoys like Girls and Just Surrender and heavy notes of Post Maloneโ€™s cultural influence.

These comparisons aside, Julian Greeneโ€™s vocals are what really got me. He has a wonderful voice, sounding bright and honest and with a boy-next-door tone that doesnโ€™t insist, doesnโ€™t push, doesnโ€™t impose. Heโ€™s here to talk to you, and he hopes youโ€™re listening. That brightness works in his favor when combined with his excellent flow, as it all works well together.

This has brought many great acts to my attention, and now I can add Julian Greene to that roster of artists I canโ€™t wait to experience live.

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