The Answer 4:020:00/4:02
“The combination of old school energy and classic vocal tone on this one made it an immediate “yes” for me. This is my first time learning about Lavery, but I don’t think it’s the last time we’ll be featuring this amazing voice on our site. The lyrics will have you asking spiritual, deep questions that are a bit outside of the traditions of the country vein of genres. The track kicks into more of a modern country gear later in the song, but the early contemplative folk ethos is what we enjoy the most on this one.” - Greg Jones
— Ear to the Ground Music
"The quasi-Celtic, country-tinged soundscape materialises the image: you are in a pristine woodland, perhaps just next to a cliff, living your romance away from society, perhaps hoping to hide from heaven’s judgement. Then comes her sweet yet austere voice and makes it clear she wants more."
- Fernando de Oliveira Lucio
- Right Chord Music
Julie Lavery was born and raised right outside of Boston, MA. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2010 where she studied songwriting and performance under some of the greats including, Livingston Taylor, Jack Perricone, Henry Gaffney and Pat Pattison.
Right after graduation, Julie moved to Orlando, FL for her first paid gig as Ariel in, "The Voyage of the Little Mermaid." Wanting to pursue her dreams of writing and performing original music, Julie moved to Los Angeles and met up with her future husband Spencer Broschard. They started a band together called The Running Mates and had success via YouTube with over 150k subscribers and upwards of 10 million views.
Never good at sitting still, when the world came to a halt in 2020 Julie moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a career in songwriting. With over a hundred recently finished songs she decided to use her down time in quarantine to check off a bucket list dream and record her first ever solo releases. Everything was performed, recorded and produced (by Spencer Broschard) right from the home studio. Her debut single, "The Answer" (inspired by her Catholic upbringing) is a powerful introduction into her songwriting. "No one knows where we go after we die, it's classified. We say our lines. Drink the wine. Lie and cheat. Repent, repeat." Lyrically, she will have you pondering her words long after the song has ended. Her singles are available everywhere music is streamed.
Presently, you can catch Julie singing at a writers round in Nashville or re-arranging a song on Tik Tok in her popular series "Songs in Disguise." Keep an eye out for this upcoming songwriter.