Julia Nunes may have gotten her start on YouTube, but the indie-pop singer-songwriter has broken past the website by performing at major festivals (Bonnaroo, SXSW, VidCon), on television (Conan) and alongside your favorite pop star, having shared the stage with the likes of Katy Perry, A Great Big World and Ben Kweller. The New York native seems poised to break out even bigger with her upcoming album Some Feelings, led by the powerful new single "Something Bad," which you can hear first—and watch the accompanying music video for—exclusively on Fuse.
"Something Bad" incorporates the same acoustic-driven sound that attracted Nunes' 213,000-strong subscriber fanbase on YouTube. But the ukuleles and percussion grow in intensity as the song continues, giving it the same anthemic feel that got fellow viral sensations Walk Off the Earth on the radio.
Meanwhile, its video sees Julia at her comfiest while she's hanging out with friends, recording in the studio and showcasing the personality that thousands have fallen in love with—so much so that they pledged more than $134,000 to make Nunes' new LP come to life.
Check out what Julia told us about the inspiring backstory for her latest LP:
"This album chronicles my realizations about how shitty I let my life get. I didn't feel good about myself, constantly seeking the approval of people who didn't get me. I was angry all the time and I couldn't figure out why. There are songs about how I almost stayed and how I almost let it happen again. I was so comfortable feeling uncomfortable that I couldn't fathom a better option. I thought I was just very easygoing, but it turns out I was numb and I didn't know what I wanted. There are songs about looking back in horror, and looking forward with hope. You also get to hear me fall in love again which goes hand in hand with loving myself and getting happy."
Dropping on Sept. 25, Some Feelings follows Julia Nunes' 2012 Settle Down, a Top 10 folk album. With "Something Bad" and stronger support than ever, we expect this empowering lady to be making even bigger moves past the YouTube and folk charts by the end of next month.