In her new video for "By the Horns" Julia Stone
sits in a white flowing dress, singing to a orange three-horned creature. The little guy looks a pretty awkward-ed out and kind of under-appreciative of the fact that he's got Julia Stone serenading him. It's an unexpected almost comical aspect to an otherwise more serious video. Whether Stone is making some veiled reference to Charon or just hanging out in a boat is up for debate.
Over the past two years, JULIA MICHAELS has solidified herself as one of pop music's most in-demand songwriters, co-writing a string of Billboard Hot 100 hits alongside Justin Tranterincluding inescapable smashes like Justin Bieber's 'Sorry,' Selena Gomez's 'Good for You' [feat. A$AP Rocky], Hailee Steinfeld's 'Love Myself,' and more. Quickly becoming one of 2017's best new artists, JULIA MICHAELS' debut single, 'Issues,' has been certified platinum by the RIAA in just three months since its release, with global consumption crossing 2 million.
A breakthrough debut, "Issues" is the best-selling song by a new artist released in 2017, according to Nielsen Music. It is also the highest on-demand audio streaming song by a new artist released this year. The song has also become the ninth Top 40 hit JULIA MICHAELS has co-written on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her first as a solo artist.
'Issues' just hit #4 on both the iTunes Top 200 Songs Chart and US Top Pop Songs Chart. At radio, it's approaching Top 10 at Top 40 and is currently Top 20 at Hot AC. JULIA became the first new artist of the year whose debut single reached 100 million streams. The song entered the Top 10 on Spotify's Global Top 50 Chart and reached Top 15 on the US Top 50 Chart following its debut at #1 on the US Viral 50 Chart and #4 on the Global Viral Chart. What's more, the single is Top 10 on iTunes in over 35 markets worldwide, has been certified 2x platinum in Sweden and Norway, and certified platinum in Australia, Netherlands and Canada.
Critical applause remains unanimous. Billboard named her among its Artists to Watch in 2017, Apple proclaimed her a New Artist of the Week, and Forbes placed her on its 30 Under 30: Music list. Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly pegged her forthcoming album as part of its Most Anticipated Albums of 2017.