The album, Vancouver, by Indie Songwriter Jules Schroeder was recorded in Vancouver, BC, after being selected as 1 of 21 international artists to receive a grant to record in the beautiful Canadian city.
A blend of soul, roots, and folk combining horns, strings, and various other sounds, Vancouver features over 22 different artists, including members of Elephant Revival, Nickelback, Mother Mother, Dallas Smith, and The Marcus Mosely Choir.
This album is about the journey to finding one’s purpose and being willing to shake the status quo to uncover what matters and what is important to you.
I wrote the songs while I had pneumonia, with most days, I could not sing my own melodies. I met weekly with a songwriting circle as these songs felt like they wanted to be birthed in community. Other members would sing the melodies in most practices as I didn’t have enough air to sustain full practice.
The way these songs were created also match the message and meaning behind them. To trust in God, a higher power, a friend to support you. To know you are always being divinely guided, and it is through other people that we recognize our own power and mission often when we can’t quite see it ourselves.
Jules Schroeder is an artist from Boulder, Colorado who’s voice melds between the stylings of Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, and Adele. She has unique sound blending roots, blues, and soul. Inspired by her experiences of love, death, and freedom, Jules’ music transports the audience through an emotional and timeless journey.
Jules’ is gifted with the ability to channel and transmit songs in the moment, composing full songs live, on the spot, and co-create with her audience. Having performed at the United Nations, SAP Next Gen, and venues internationally, Jules has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as #1 of the “Top 27 Female Entrepreneurs Changing the World”. She is a mission and visionary who uses her music as a bridge to impact and encourage others to create a life by their own design and awaken to their true purpose.
‘My Love’ is a beautiful and inspiring single that eases the soul. Jules is a wonderful songwriter who understands the power of honesty in a song. Schroeder delivers an emotional tune that quickly became one of my favorites.
‘River’ is both catchy and soulful. When you listen to this song, you feel connected to the lyrics very quickly as it washes over you. It’s hard to imagine a person who can’t relate to this single. Engaging lyrics paired with her genuine and comforting vocal, you’ve got a memorable moment in music.