After succumbing to mass demand Julia and the Doogans have released the Come Home EP. It’s a perfect introduction to the band that showcases some wonderful songwriting to the backdrop of a pure and organic blend of folk and pop. Julia’s voice is a projection of effortless grace throughout, reassuring you everything is still going to be OK as tales of love and loss are brought to life with cello, piano, flute and acoustics.
Lyrically the EP is able to conjure images with ease, like the want to get away portrayed in Hummingbird, the difficult relationship of Borderline, and New York City‘s tale of a loved one leaving. They all bring the listener into the story and manage to give an overall theme to proceedings.
The highlight of the EP comes in the form of opener and title track Come Home.
It is probably the moment on the EP where all the different musical elements shine brightest, with Julia’ vocal depiction of missing a loved one buoyed by a cutting cello in the verse, that gives way to a wandering piano and stepping flute in a quite lovely chorus. The theme might be of heartbreak, but it’s the type of song, and indeed EP, you will fall in love with.
The EP is available for digital download, and if you have ‘a bare naked postman and/or a trustworthy fridge‘ (that may be the other way round) it comes in physical format with a Julia and the Doogans fridge magnet.
Purchase the Come Home EP