SINGLE REVIEW: Exercise (JUNIE)
SINGLE Exercise // ARTIST Junie
Bootleg Rascal frontman Carlos Lara exercises his reflective muscles with his solo project Junie, and a smooth as heck debut single Exercise finding its way into the world last Friday.
Drawing on the effortless charm seen kicking around with his Bootleg Rascal adventures, Carlos Lara, aka Junie, dives deeper into a world of reflection, lined with RnB, reggae, pop and soul influences that bubble to life on Junie's debut single Exercise. And boasting creamy vocals set against jangly guitars and glassy beats (self-produced and mixed by Lara, and mastered by long-time collaborator Ian Pritchett) , it would be easy to mistake the candied tones for just another billowing summery jam - but Exercise instead offers an assured peek into the inner-workings of Carlos and his newfound sonic project, as the man himself explains:
"Anyone can obsess over certain emotions, especially with people you like. This song is a sneak peek into some of those moments for me" - Carlos Lara, Junie
Already finding his feet amongst the local Sydney music scene with this new solo endeavour, Junie has joined stages alongside the likes of Down For Tomorrow, A.GIRL, Nelipot, PLGRMS and Wolfjay, as well as a stint at Newtown's iconic King St. Crawl as part of Good Intent's first birthday celebrations, Exercise is just the beginning as Lara gears up to weave more musical magic in the very near future.
JUNIE'S BRAND NEW TUNE EXERCISE IS OUT IN THE WORLD NOW, AND FOR MORE JUNIE INFO HEAD HERE.
BY TIANA SPETER