Giuliano Ferla (of Twin Beasts fame) has dropped the Giulz and come out swinging with a stunning solo EP. With barely a week’s notice and a stunning cover image, 'Guilt Pop' arrives boldly but feels instantly familiar once you crack into it. There’s a timeless quality to the songwriting that nestles comfortably in the unassuming production that allows its words to head straight for the heart.
Ferla has always had a strong grasp of self, showing through in his writing, and opener 'Breakups Are Hard For Everybody' is no exception. Clashing post-relationship bile with the plight of the third world poverty and suicide bombers cuts quickly to the core of human struggles with self-value and perspective. 'I’m Nobody’s Baby Now' is a buoyant attempt to reaffirm that wigs out on itself and 'In The Night' sounds so classic that it would have been a cover if one of the greats had thought to write it first.
'Guilt Pop' is a confident and promising debut release built on sturdy songwriting from a man with plenty in the pot. It’s a tender and romantic taste of what one hopes will be a lasting project.