Los Angeles, CA – November 6, 2020 – In a year of turmoil, Juliet Simms is finding herself and her sound. The bluesy rock singer/songwriter has returned with her new EP Descent, out now on Sumerian Records
. Descent is a sign of things yet to come for Simms, who signed to Sumerian Records last year with singles “Bad Love
” and “100 Little Deaths
.” She shares:
“This EP was an opportunity for me to bridge the gap between who I used to be and what I have become. Sonically it skews towards a brighter sound than the one I am moving towards but I think it’s a great mix of 80’s influence with modern pop rock production and lyrically I was able to explore my emotions in a time of significant turmoil and uncertainty.”
Juliet Simms has lived a lifetime in her 13 years in the music industry, writing hundreds of songs, releasing 4 EPs and 3 full length albums, producing numerous videos, touring for 6 years, and appearing as a guest vocalist for a host of bands from All Time Low to Black Veil Brides, Cartel, and Secondhand Serenade. She also placed second on the hit reality show “The Voice,” where she broke 2 Billboard download recordsfor her recordings of “Roxanne” and “It’s a Man’s World.”
Simms’ recording career officially began in Los Angeles at age 16, when she signed to a new record label Umbrella Records. She recorded her first EP with Richie Zito, who produced and wrote for Elton John, the Motels, and Heart. While recording she began promoting her songs through Myspace and her band, Automatic Loveletter, quickly became the top emo band on that platform, attracting attention from several major record labels.
After showcasing for music industry icons like L.A. Reid, Jimmy Iovine, Wyclef Jean, and Don Ienner, Juliet was discovered by Allison Hagendorf (Global Head of Rock at Spotify) who signed her to Epic Records in 2005. Juliet and her band recorded a full length album with Matt Squire – later released as the EP Recover. With the music industry change over to digital downloads from 2006-2008, she ended up leaving the struggling Epic Records in 2009 and stowing away on the Vans Warped Tour with her guitar in hand. In 2010, Juliet signed with RCA in USA and Sony in Japan, where she filmed the beautiful music video for “Story of My Life.”
The story of Juliet’s life has been as exciting as it has been difficult. Often the only female in the room, whether in a recording studio or on tour with all male bands, she discovered that rock and roll truly is a man’s world, but that as a female rocker, the adversity she has faced has made her a stronger and more creative artist with better stories to tell.