Over the course of the last few months, Julia Michaels has gone from penning hits for music’s biggest names to becoming one of them herself.
The 23-year-old’s first single “Issues” has received massive praise among its worldwide success- between peaking at number 11 on Billboard‘s Hot 100, to being covered by Niall Horan during BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Now, Michaels is back with another soon-to-be smash under her belt.
“Uh Huh,” the latest from the in-demand songwriter-turned-soloist is a sexy, addictive track that proves to need nothing other than a few plucked guitar strings and Michaels’ idiosyncratic vocals.
“It’s electric how my lipstick makes its own way right into your kiss,” she coos on the lust-filled tune’s opening verse before a melodious, playful chorus soon follows. “Uh huh, I think you’re movin’ in too close/ But I think that it’s my body wanting it the most like uh huh!/ I don’t know what it is I feel/ But I know it’s my emotions going in for the kill, like uh huh! Uh huh!”
The newly released single, which flaunts a grungy blend of different genres and sounds entirely different than anything else in pop music’s atmosphere, was co-written between the rising star and her ‘song husband’ Justin Tranter. In addition to their producing credits on “Uh Huh,” Mattman & Robin were also part of the co-writing process.
On Monday, Michaels dropped the track’s accompanied lyric video. The visual features plenty of neon lights and a theme that perfectly aligns with the song’s flirtatious feel.
Julia’s debut EP titled Nervous System is expected to be released later this year.
Check out the official lyric video for “Uh Huh” below.
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