Accomplished voice actress Julie Nathanson has just released her first foray into the music industry with a sparkling cover of the Aimee Mann classic, “Wise Up.” Nathanson’s emotionally-charged rendition recently premiered on entertainment site PopDose.
“[The song] caught hold of my heart from the moment I heard it in the film, ‘Magnolia,’ and it has echoed through my mind in the years since,” says Nathanson. “The original, to me, is an offer of perspective, empathy, and yes, wisdom to someone struggling with substance addiction. In my cover version, I wanted to shift the point of view to introspection. A look in the mirror, a nod to the powerfully complex relationships and thoughts and feelings to which we can also become addicted, and the intersection of giving up and acceptance.”
Julie Nathanson infuses into her singing the same sparkling energy and intelligence she brings to her animation and video game characters. She sings in a wide range of styles and tones, from wispy emotional indie/folk to resonant operatic (Lyric Coloratura) to the clear brightness of an ingenue. With a strong belief that we are all many things, Julie finds joy in allowing all of these voices to shine.
Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Julie began her classical training at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music, and later studied privately at the New England Conservatory of Music. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has worked with acclaimed teachers David Romano and Clark Harris.