Premiere: Giulia.’s Sweet “Lucky Ones” Is an Ode to Finding Beauty in Darkness

Giulia © Victoria Munoz
Giulia © Victoria Munoz
An ode to silver linings and hidden upsides, Giulia.’s new single “Lucky Ones” is a heartfelt reminder that often times, we can find some joy and happiness in even the worst situations.
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Stream: “Lucky Ones” – Giulia.




An ode to silver linings and hidden upsides, Giulia.’s new single is a heartfelt reminder that often times, we can find some joy and happiness in even the worst situations. A sweet, buoyant serenade, “Lucky Ones” reminds us to cherish the moment and embrace the life we’re given:

Lucky Ones - Giulia.
Lucky Ones – Giulia.
We’ve come apart
but hold space in your heart
’cause wherever we go,
there’s always something pullin’ back
home’s been used up for the loved ones
can’t see my reflection
unless I have you peekin’ some

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Lucky Ones,” Giulia.’s fifth overall single and her first release of 2021. The artist moniker for Toronto born, Brooklyn based Julia D’Angelo, Giulia. (with a g and a period) has emerged over the past two years as a radiant singer/songwriter: Her soothing, soulful voice shines as bright against lilting acoustic guitars as it does alongside a full band setup – and while D’Angelo’s releases have been sparse to date, she’s given us a taste of both scenarios, and each has proved her talents and them some.

“Lucky Ones” falls into the former category, with unassuming acoustic guitar patterns, delicately layered vocals harmonies, mellow pianos and light horns glowing as the artist spells out reasons to be grateful – no matter what comes our way:

Share a smile, only for a while
Cause it’s easy to frown when everyone’s been lookin’
Down the line, hope will be easier to find
Disguised in red with music that will soon be dead
Cause when you sit upon a crossroads
Are you waiting on a lucky one?
We’ve been living in a shitshow
And aren’t we the lucky ones? Mmmhm

For Giulia., “Lucky Ones” is a testament to her own experience with family during the COVID-19 pandemic. “A few months ago, I was home for Christmas, sitting by the piano with my dad, jamming, like we often do,” she says. “I couldn’t help thinking of the past year – a time when I (like many people) moved back home, reverted to old ways, lost jobs, hope, inspiration, etc. But through all of that, I couldn’t deny the fact that I had never felt closer to my family, and honestly, to myself – how there was so much beauty in something ‘bad.’ The song basically wrote itself at that point, quickly becoming my dad and my favourite and our first writing collaboration.”

Giulia © Victoria Munoz
Giulia © Victoria Munoz

Spurts of jazz, indie folk, and more tease their way into “Lucky Ones,” but what truly makes Giulia.’s music special is the conviction she embeds in her music: A contagious optimism that glows as bright as her guitars. It’s been a long, painful year for all of us – so let’s not dwell on what went wrong, and instead talk about what went right. How did you spend your time; who did you spend it with? When we’re looking back on 2020 and 2021, will we remember unadulterated hardship, or perhaps can we also pinpoint a few moments of joy, happiness, togetherness, connection, and more – that stuff that makes living all the more worthwhile?

It will be harder for some than others, but hopefully we can each find a reason to smile; after all, that’s what silver linings are all about.

Stream Giulia.’s “Lucky Ones” exclusively on Atwood Magazine.

Sing a song, about where you went wrong
Cause everyone knows that laughin’ through the pain will
Slow the hard parts, even if it feels strange
Cause there’s nothing worse than skippin’ over what you can’t change
Cause when you sit upon a crossroads
Are you waiting on a lucky one?
We’ve been living in a shitshow
And aren’t we the lucky ones? Mmmhm

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