MUSICIAN TO KNOW : Julian Argo
A.R.T.S.Y MUSIC PREMIERE: “Counterfeit” and “Major Ways”
Coming off of a three-year hiatus, where he taught himself to produce, Julian Argo is back doing what he loves- making music. With two new, Jei Bliss produced, singles dropping today, “Counterfeit,” & “Major Ways”, Julian is ready to reintroduce his raw and honest talent to the public. Having a seal of approval from Roc Nation, and finding inspiration in his mother’s journey, Julian Argo finally knows that he is making music for the right reasons.
NOTE FROM THE ARTIST
In recent years since a well-needed hiatus, I feel like it gave me an extreme amount of time to just refocus and really make sure I'm making music for the right reasons. My mom has been a staple in making sure that I follow my heart and my dreams. Just seeing the hurdles that she has overcome beating breast cancer, surviving two heart transplants; she's literally why I do this besides my own infatuation with making music.
The songs "Major Ways" and "Counterfeit" demonstrate my ability to leave all of my issues on the songs. A lot of what I'm battling personally made it into the content. Both of these songs exemplify what I have going on in my life. I see a lot of people showing fake love, I've been broke, I'm watching how certain things and relationships are working themselves out.
I've been examining my past and seeing how to move forward. With both of those beats sounding so grandiose, I knew my voice would fit perfectly.
“Counterfeit” and “Major Ways” are both beats from BeatStars created by a producer named Jei Bliss. After working on my own beats for “These Aren't Perfect Neither Am I” & "These Aren't Perfect Neither Am I Vol. 2", it was refreshing to just rap again and not worry about having to make the beat as well. “Major Ways” was recorded previously as I was trying to punch in a song without writing it. It helped me to write the song “Counterfeit”, which was a very whimsical approach to calling out the same people these rappers call out; the ones that are faking it or living a facade.