Julian Lamadrid is a Mexican singer, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker. Raised in Dubai, Julian rebelled against the city’s luxury and excess; instead, he drew inspiration from artists unafraid to breakdown barriers, like Iggy Pop and Freddie Mercury, and films that explored the stylistic lifestyle he was never exposed to.
Following his desire to be surrounded by a more vibrant culture, Julian moved to New York to study film at NYU. In addition to his studies, Julian continued to write and produce music in his spare time and landed a record deal with Arista Records in 2019. His first album, “Mala Noche”, was released later the same year.
Since beginning his musical journey, Julian has been praised by notable tastemakers like V, Wonderland, CLASH, Flaunt, L’Officiel, Billboard and more. He brings a refreshingly global perspective to his craft, culminating in an infectious blend of new wave, bedroom-pop and British rock.
In the process of producing and writing his first full-length record, Julian found himself even more inspired to create an audible pathway towards the future of pop music, resulting in the creation of his sophomore album, “Rebels of the Neon God”.
“Rebels of The Neon God” serves as the follow-up to Julian’s 2019 debut, “Mala Noche”. Featuring past singles like ‘Teenager’, ‘One More Trip’, ‘Cigarette’, ‘Patience’ and ‘The Neon God’, the 12-track record is a masterfully executed record unbound by genre or expectations.
The album is centered around the dichotomy between frustration and dance, vacancy and ecstasy; enlightenment through pain. I have glimpsed into the eyes of ‘The Neon God’, pierced through the void and come out the other end, desperate for connection, hungry for the eternal.says Julian
To compliment the album, Julian launched the ‘Rebel Universe’, a virtual world inspired by the album. Fans can immerse themselves in the world of the Neon God and unlock different rooms by purchasing limited edition NFT keys. Enter the ‘Rebel Universe’ here.
Julian is wrapping up his US tour supporting BANNERS tonight in Houston at House of Blues and tomorrow he will be taking the stage at the Pal Norte festival in Monterrey, Mexico.
Listen to “Rebels of The Neon God” on all streaming platforms, here.