AN EMERGING artist from a village near Oswestry, who has appeared in Bridgerton, is set to release the first single from his debut EP.

Julius Eastwood, 27, is a singer-songwriter from Trefonen, and he is set to release his new song ‘Mirror (I Saw Me)’ this Friday, December 8.

The track sees Julius’ shift from indie-pop into electronic music, which is paired with his reflective songwriting style and voice.


Julius described the track as a reflection on a period of time in his life where he didn’t feel comfortable in his own skin.

He said: “At 18 years old I was introverted, had low self-esteem, and barely recognised myself.

“It’s a retrospective song about who I was, how I felt at the time, and how I chose to change my life.

“It’s a story about transformation and the decision to turn my life around - I lost five stone, moved to London, finally began pursuing music, and successfully auditioned for university.”

This new song is the follow up to Julius’ self-penned single ‘Borderlines’ - a song about home that he wrote after moving to London to study at BIMM University.

Borderlines was his ode to the people, places and history of the Welsh borders and how this environment has shaped his perspective.

Described by BBC Presenter Michaela Wylde as a 'gorgeous tune', it has been played numerous times by BBC Radio in Shropshire and in Hereford and amassed over 2000 streams in its first 2 weeks on Spotify.

After hearing Borderlines on the radio, Welsh director Julia Pentz reached out to make a music video for the song which was then featured in an interview for BBC Radio Shropshire.

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The music video for ‘Borderlines’ included snapshots of many historic local sites, such as the Oswestry Old Racecourse, Lake Vyrnwy and Llanrhaedr Waterfall.

Julius’ work has been compared to artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Declan McKenna and Nick Cave.

His musical influences range from contemporary artists like Marina & The Diamonds, Tom Odell and Gwenno, to artists that were played during his childhood - Zero 7, Fleetwood Mac and The Verve.