Seeing Double: Julie Mintz and The Spiritual Law of Duality
“I feel like I’m not afraid to go against modern trend and do my own trend.”Julie Mintz
It’s known and obvious that there are two sides to a door, but at the end of the day there’s only one door. So, when we see things that appear as complete opposites, we are actually seeing two extremes of the same thing. What’s interesting about the Spiritual Law of Duality, we may see two things such as life and death, hot or cold, love or hate.
As people, we also fall in line with the Spiritual Law of Duality. In this case, let’s take a look at the multi-talented Julie Mintz; Neuroscience major from Corpus Christi, Texas turned indie star living in Los Angeles, California touring with Moby. Let’s delve into what makes up this stunning muse.
Julie Sarah Mintz was born in Corpus Cristi, Texas; the daughter of a surgeon and a beauty queen. She was a middle child who spent her youth cheerleading for her high school and even graduated as valedictorian. Julie studied classical piano from the age of five and her love for performing arts evolved into choir, ballet and even musical theater.
Fast forward to 2018, Julie debuted her studio album “Abandon All Hope of Fruition” as a nod toward a quote she holds dear from a Buddhist monk and the message behind that quote. “A lot of the songs were about heartbreak, and pining for things I didn’t have.” She believes in looking towards the future in order to achieve true, irrefutable happiness. “I’ll go to a psychic but I’ll also [throw in] some realism. At the end of the day if it gives you motivation.”
Julie often practices breathwork since it helps with anxiety and breathing. “I have been coping pretty well with [COVID-19] however; my concerns are with essential workers, I have been a homebody anyways, most of my songs have been written at home.”
Julie describes herself as a non-outward social person. As a young girl from Texas, her songwriting is deeply informed by her first after-school job: working at a cemetery and funeral home, which included driving a hearse with a body in the back. Mintz recalls, “I was a cheerleader in high school, so I used to show up to work at the funeral home in my cheerleading uniform. At the time it was all really scary to me, but I think it ties into me eventually writing this very Gothic music, and this thread throughout my songs about the idea of dying alone.”
The definition of Contrast is “to be strikingly different” and Julie says in order to be truly different is to own your uniqueness. “I’m a vintage spirit. I’m not afraid to go against modern trends. My spirituality plays a huge part in everything that I do.”
Julie’s new single “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (A John Denver Cover) from the successful debut album “”Abandon All Hope of Fruition” is now available on all streaming platforms. The cover was also paired with a striking visual filmed as a VR360 released directed by Oden Roberts.
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