Julianna Zobrist releases new music
Shortly after baby daughter Cruze was born in September 2011, Julianna Zobrist went back to work carefully putting the finishing touches to her second CD called Say it Now.
“These songs are from a journal first. At my shows, I hear stories from my audience; their struggles and joys; their stories of love and lost love. So I write my music for them, to be real, to use my gift,” says Julianna about the creative writing process for her original work. “Working with producers is fun; it’s food for my soul.”
The lyrics have meaning to go along with the fun, upbeat music. A few of the songs, like Say it Now are so lively they would be great accompaniment for running or exercising. I can actually see youth groups doing aerobics to her music and their moms running with her songs on the MP3 player. The songs feel good and the lyrics are thoughtful and age appropriate for ‘tween girls and boys who are looking to be pumped up by their music. The slower paced songs like Safe will speak to their developing emotions and faith.
In Crazy Fearless she asks, “Tell me who you are living for.” And then the chorus is an ageless call to action, “Be brave until the world can hear us. I dare us to be contagious. Let’s get crazy, crazy fearless.”
But it’s the girl power anthem Say it Now that is the star of the CD. The lyrics that encourage females to speak from their hearts; to value themselves for more than their physical beauty; to follow their passions; and to be heard all go along with the mission and purpose of GoodLiving magazine and so I have adopted it as my unofficial song. Not to mention the danceable music behind the words easily motivate a 4-minute dance break.
Julianna gets dance videos sent to her. “I’m literally blown away. It makes my heart explode to see the videos of kids jamming to my songs in the van on the way to school or dancing in the kitchen. I want these boys and girls to be bold, to be unashamed of their faith. That’s what it’s all about.”
Julianna Zobrist has remarkable talent and beauty. And fortunately for us she uses them both share positive, meaningful messages with young people. At the same time, she is a role model to others by being who she is as a Godly wife and devoted mother. Oh yeah, and biggest fan of husband Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays. Together they make appearances to speak and sing to groups. Information is on their website TheZobrists.com.
Excerpted from Say it Now
Be more, be more than beautiful
You’re not, you’re not some stupid girl
You’ve got something to say so say it now
Be more than typical
It’s not a make believe world
You’ve to something to say so
Say it now now now, say it now
To hear her songs, go to this link. They are available on iTunes.
Article by Pamela Settle, as seen in the summer issue of GoodLiving magazine. All rights reserved.