November 8, 2019 (New York, NY) – Rising alt-indie artist, Juliette Goglia, has released her most personal song off of her upcoming EP, “Pray.” The Thousand Oaks, CA native recalls the most difficult and heartbreaking day of her life, the shooting that occurred at the Borderline Bar & Grill in her beloved hometown on November 7, 2018. To commemorate the lives lost, the families affected and the souls shattered from the senseless act, Juliette tried to find a definition of hope in her new single, “Pray.”
Juliette grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA, where her parents still reside. On the night of the shooting, Juliette’s brother was expected to be at Borderline Bar & Grill. Thankfully, he changed his mind and was not in attendance. Once Juliette heard about the shooting, she returned to her parent’s house in her hometown to feel a sense of connection to her community.
The morning after, still rattled of the acts from the night before, Juliette saw a single ray of sun shine through her window, which she instinctively interpreted as a higher power looking down on her, which seemed preposterous given the madness that was happening around her. Juliette took the feeling to her song, rendering lyrics of “How did a single beam of light, offer me comfort without expectations.” The world didn’t rest after the shooting. In fact, the tragedies amplified. The next day, Thousand Oaks was ravaged by was succumbed to wildfires and placed under voluntary, then mandatory evacuations. The fire led Juliette to beg for one second to breathe with lyrics of “Can we strike a deal? Can you give it a rest? I’m fighting a fire this pain I’ve suppressed.”
In the one year anniversary of the shooting and wildfires, no reformative actions have been taken toward common sense gun laws. Juliette raised money for the victims of the Borderline Shooting and the Woolsey wildfire and continues to support organizations such as EveryTown, Moms Demand, and the ACLU to continue to press for gun control.
Juliette Goglia is an artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She grew up before our very eyes through her roles in Hannah Montana, Scandal, Easy A, Two and a Half Men, Mike and Molly, and countless other TV shows and films. In 2018, she decided to span across platforms and enter the music industry. Writing honest, raw, and sometimes cynical songs, Juliette’s music drips with all the attitude of the early Katy Perry we all love and miss but with a 2019 alt-indie flare. Juliette writes about the experience of a young person in her early 20s trying to get by day to day and wanting the most out of life.
Juliette is set to release her debut EP, I’m Not Sweet, later this year. The raw EP focuses on growing up but not wanting to grow old, dealing with betrayal, battling depression and anxiety, and drowning in empathy and many other felt but under discussed topics.