Julie Neff asks you to break it to her gently in her plaintive and intimate new ballad A Lot Left To Learn — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Delicately weaving between difficult emotions and deft vocalizations, Neff delivers an emotional performance as she reflects on lost love and perseverance in her latest single and video — the final offering from her Over It EP.
“I wrote this track right after finding out that someone I really cared about couldn’t continue spending time with me for reasons out of both of our control,” she says. “It was a moment of deep heartache — but without the anger or bitterness that can make those moments easier.”
Without distracting emotions and vices to occupy her mind, Neff put her sorrows to the ivory keys, letting her heart and hands do the talking as she sat passenger to her emotionally charged cognitive dissonance.
“The song came swiftly,” Neff recalls. “I wrote it on piano, which is not my typical go-to. Since then, I have found beauty and comfort in singing this track. It helped soothe that pain that I felt by creating a piece that I find heartbreakingly beautiful to sing.”
The closing cut from her 2021 EP, A Lot Left To Learn features Neff’s close friend Tiz McNamara (background vocals) and Irish musician Dylan O’hEochaid (piano, cello, and background vocals).
Neff is an indie-pop/alt-rock artist who wields her heartbreak into all-encompassing melodies and driving rhythms. The Toronto singer-songwriter has performed in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina — all while developing a deeper connection with language and culture along the way. Neff’s vocals are emotionally potent that drive into the listener’s core, assisting in the difficult process of working through complex emotions.