Julz Evans is a trans musician and songwriter based in Naarm/Melbourne AUS, originally from Perth.
Social Cues is the first song from his “Gestation” EP, released in 2022. Ever felt like everything will be ok if you could just get a few days to yourself out of town? Then returned from the trip with the exact same problems? Maybe he was missing social cues due to stress and a poor relationship dynamic, or maybe just due to his autism. This bittersweet folk-pop ditty is the first song in a collection of 5, recorded early in Julz Evans' gender transition. The music video by Eva Otsing contains footage from a road trip in 2017 interspersed with more recent shots in the Spacial Studio at Magnet Melbourne.
A moment in time. Gestation is a capture of change, and a tribute to the trans community. We are expected to not only rearrange ourselves to suit a public idea of how we should be, but to change instantly.
Julz Evans began recording this EP shortly after starting hormone replacement therapy. His vocals for each song were recorded periodically to show the deepening of his voice on T.
The EP (recorded at Love Shack Studios, Footscray) is largely a folk composition, written on acoustic guitar and featuring the usual band instruments plus cello, violins, rich harmonies and an accordion as things start getting darker.
Click here to view GESTATION on BandCamp, and buy a vinyl or digital copy.