In any art form, there is no one thing that an artist must do. Whether it’s music, film, television, fine art or even poetry, there is the freedom to express yourself in any way that you see fit. Out in California, artists have taken this mantra and pushed it to the limit for decades, but this recent crop of acts has taken things in new directions. In one neighborhood, there may be BLXST fusing together Rap and R&B in a smooth way. Elsewhere, you may have India Shawn pulling together Soul and R&B in her own musical gumbo. Within this exciting and always evolving scene, one city, in particular, is often overlooked — Bakersfield. A rising talent out of the city by the name of Ness Julius is looking to change that for good.
Recently, Ness Julius delivered a live performance of his latest single, “Can’t Call It.” If there’s any word that can be used to describe Ness Julius’ sound, it would tranquil. Whether its his cozy production or polished vocals, the Bakersfield artist has a sound that allows you to close your eyes and make you feel as if you’re out in Southern California with him. Best of all, nothing about his sound or delivery feels forced. Ness Julius makes the kind of music that gets you through a Sunday drive or allows you to relax on a weekday after work.
Check out the live edition of “Can’t Call It” below and get ready for his live show in Bakersfield on February 24.