Julia Gartha – Can’t Change You

Canadian singer-songwriter, Julia Gartha, debuted a few weeks ago with her single “Can’t Change You” and it’s nothing short of captivating. Blending country and folk with a pop sensibility, this song draws you in with its steadfast shakers, atmospheric slide guitar, and a piano hook that feels simultaneously haunting and familiar. Gartha’s voice effortlessly transitions from airy to powerful (often from moment to moment) and her blend with fellow Canadian artist Nate Daviau culminates in beautiful harmonies that rise and swell in a powerful way. There’s a feeling of resignation to the lyrics as this couple realizes that nothing can be done to stop love their from fading. This song demands that heartbreak to be felt and pulls at you with a melodic force.


In her words:

I wanted my first single to be raw and stripped down. Nate and I also wanted to make sure the arrangement of the tune supported our vulnerability, our voices, and our story.” -Julia Gartha

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.