Lower East Side NYC songstress, Julia Haltigan has premiered a new track with Ghetto Blaster Magazine this morning. “How To Make A Broken Heart” is a smoky juke-joint slice of Americana pop. The track is taken from the forthcoming Hot Tears EP (due out on April 25th) and was co-written by Mike Scott of Celtic Rock legends, The Waterboys.
On connecting with Scott, Haltigan said “when he arrived in New York a few years ago, he became good friends with our little songwriting crew. We were at a party not too long ago when he walked up to me, nonchalantly handed me a piece of paper and said ‘I wrote these lyrics for you.’ I was floored!”
Listen to “How To Make A Broken Heart” official premiere Here
Equally inspired by orchestrated pop, roots-rock and 70’s punk, the only word that captures her musical style is “timeless.” In addition to “How To Make A Broken Heart” other tracks on the EP include the Nancy Sinatra meets Tarantino score of “Burning Bridges & Breaking Hearts”and the swaggering garage-rocker, “Money.”
Haltigan’s impressive band is composed of drummer Steve Williams (Keith Richards, Sade), bassist Paul Frazier (David Byrne, St. Vincent) and guitarist Teddy Kumpel (Feist, Nine inch Nails).
In addition to her own music, Haltigan is a member of The Singles with her buddies Scarlett Johansson, Kendra Morris and Holly Miranda. She has been on the Late Show With David Letterman singing with Justin Townes Earle and as a member of NYC’s all female motorcycle club The Mis-Fires, has appeared in the NY Times and the Discovery Channel with her 1970 Bonneville.