Meet Up and Coming Canadian R&B Singer
ANJXLXE (pronounced Anne-Julie) is from the culturally diverse and bilingual city of Montreal. With stunning soulful vocals, her voice is a powerhouse of control; growing up Anne-Julie took a heavy dose of musical influence from the likes of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera.
The singer-songwriter, who channels a fresh blend of R&B and pop, aims to create something timeless and to inspire as many people as possible through the positive vibes and smooth sounds in her music and voice. Her latest work has garnered acclaim from Earmilk, Teen Vogue, Variance Magazine and more.
From local gigs to the legendary SOB’s in NYC, ANJXLXE has been quietly navigating her own lane and she’s now ready for the world. When you see her live, you’ll feel the way she effortlessly unites both charm and power.
ANJXLXE – “Can We”
Singer-Songwriter ANJXLXE releases new hypnotic R&B single “Can We”, produced by Kevin-Dave (Alton Mason, Kallitechnis) and Lucas Liberatore (Sara Diamond, Benita, Lili-Ann De Francesco), and co-written with Mel Pacifico (Fredy V and the Foundation, Busty and the Bass).
“Can We” captures the essence of love and romance. The single showcases ANJXLXE’s warm and soulful voice with shimmering layered vocal harmonies that will transport you to a magical realm where time stands still, and all that matters is the connection between two people.
The slow, sensual melody of the song resonates with the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the shore, creating an atmosphere that leaves you longing for more. As the lyrics flow effortlessly, you feel yourself lost in the moment, enveloped by the warmth and comfort of a loving embrace. With every note, the artist takes you on a journey of sensuality and passion that culminates in a perfect crescendo of emotions.
ANJXLXE – Can We (Official Audio)
Meet and Get To Know ANJXLXE
Kulture Vulturez: Growing up in Montreal, what effects do you think the city had on you as far as developing yourself creatively and as an artist?
ANJXLXE: Montreal is an amazing city to create and develop your creativity. The independent music scene is very much alive and thriving, and there’s a lot of resources to help us. There are so many gifted artists and musicians. Growing up in Montreal, I attended a lot of live concerts, festivals, exhibitions. My parents would bring me to the Jazz Festival every year.
With all the different cultures represented in the city, we say that our vibe is like a mix of New York City and Paris. The blend of French and English cultures is very unique and by singing in both languages, I’m trying to represent my hometown and reflect our everyday life through my music. The community is also very chill, supportive and humble so it makes it perfect to develop yourself as an artist and try new things.
Kulture Vulturez: Was there a motivating moment that brought you to the decision to officially pursue becoming a music artist?
ANJXLXE: Not really. It was always in me, and it will always be. Making music is what fuels the fire in me. The first time I felt something really strong was when my parents showed me Michael Jackson’s Halftime performance at the Super Bowl.
I was only 4 years old and since then I started reproducing the show in my parent’s living room. Later I started writing songs and everyone I met through the years that heard me sing kept telling me that I had everything to make it, so I didn’t really question myself, it was just natural to pursue a career in music. It hit me and when I saw how many obstacles I would have and how the industry is not always very inspiring (LOL).
ANJXLXE – Feel it (Official Video)
Kulture Vulturez: Since you have begun, what do you think has inspired and influenced you the most in creating your music, your sound, and yourself as an artist?
ANJXLXE: Definitely the 90’s and early 2000’s pop and R&B music. Artists like Janet Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. I think that finding my sound and who I am as an artist is an ongoing process, as we change through the seasons of life by experiencing a lot, listening to a bunch of music, travelling, meeting new people..
Kulture Vulturez: Your recent release “Can We,” how did that song come about and how does it relate to your previous releases?
ANJXLXE: I wrote this song very naturally, in one session. It was spontaneous. I just felt in a mood where I imagined myself on the beach with a glass of white wine at golden hour with my man. But it was missing that little magic in the production and Kevin-Dave & Lucatheproducer really understood what I had in mind, and Mel Pacifico helped upgrade a few lyrics + killed the vocal arrangements!
I have a little obsession with sunsets and everything related to the seasons and golden hour vibes. My previous releases, “Feel It” and “Feel It” (Kevin-Dave Remix) were inspired by summer and especially those tangerine nights! My music just like the seasons encompasses a variety of different feelings and moods. It becomes increasingly hard in the world to find pockets of joy, to allow ourselves to feel good – I want my music to become a vehicle for that much needed refuge.
Kulture Vulturez: With only a sample size of songs and your catalog still developing, what can listeners expect from you in the future?
ANJXLXE: More music in English and French, more R&B, deeper connections. I’m currently working on my debut EP. I want to create something timeless that can cross over generations.