Julia Michaels’ Hazy “Issues” Video
Julia Michaels is making the oft-perilous leap from songwriter to pop star look easy with debut single, “Issues.” The catchy track is a streaming phenomenon (90 million on Spotify and climbing) and has already cracked the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. It should go a lot higher in the weeks to come with the arrival of the vibey video. There’s not really a narrative to speak of here. The 23-year-old simply rolls around in bed, looks really good in hazy sunlight and hosts a party with a group of friends. It works.
“Issues” is the first taste of the singer/songwriter’s debut EP, which is expected to arrive soon. Of course, Julia first made waves as pop’s go-to hitmaker with multiple credits on Selena Gomez’s Revival, Justin Bieber’s Purpose and Britney Spears’ Glory albums. She hasn’t slowed down on the songwriting front either — penning Linkin Park and Kiiara’s “Heavy,” Sofia Carson’s “Back To Beautiful” and Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” a highlight of his new ÷ LP. Watch the newcomer strut her stuff up top.