FAULT Future: Julia Spada – Sweden’s “Number 1 Breakthrough Artist for 2014”

A quickfire Q&A with Julia Spada, who was recently dubbed “Number 1 Breakthrough Artist of 2014” by Sweden’s biggest music radio channel P3. Her first taster track – ‘Reptile Mission’ – can be heard below and is available to download for free from Julia’s Soundcloud.



FAULT: Tell us a bit about your background – how did you get into music?

I have always enjoyed singing and as a small child, I would come up with pop songs in fake English. When I was about 10, I started writing and singing more ambitiously,  inspired by music I heard on the radio.


Julia Spada


Name some of your key inspirations, musical and/or otherwise?

 I draw a lot of inspiration from stories I hear, take the best parts and twist it into hopefully becoming pop music.

Which do you prefer: recording or performing live?

Recording can be tedious, then every now and again, you unlock that hook or sound you were going for and it’s an amaZing feeling. Performing live when the sound system is good and the audience is into you is the best feeling of all.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Sweden’s biggest radio station naming one of my songs the Best Song of 2013 a few months ago.

Who would you most like to collaborate with and why?

I would love to write for Beyoncé together with her.

If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?

I’d be a mathematician.

Who is overrated/underrated?

I think Annie Lennox (especially during her Eurythmics era) is very underrated.

Reptiel Mission is available for free download now
‘Reptile Mission’ is available for free download now

What can we expect from you in the near future? Anything you’re particularly looking forward to?

There’ll be a big release in not too long, which I’m very excited about.

What is your FAULT?

The fact that I never became a concert violinist – I didn’t work hard enough for it (I sang and wrote songs instead).