Julia Shapiro Perfect Version album cover“A summer with no plans, so much potential…I wish I could go back to that state of mind, soak in all that time. But back then I was so insecure.”

Perfect Version is the debut solo album from Seattle songwriter Julia Shapiro, well known as the guitarist and singer of Chastity Belt. Written during a time of turbulent change, it’s a deeply moving record filled with reflections on the past, and hard-won wisdom for the future. Almost every note of these gentle ballads and transporting pop songs is performed by Shapiro.

Each shimmering guitar line, vocal, drum beat, and hazy layered melody becomes then something of a personal gift to the listener, to anyone seeking self-acceptance and freedom from the pressures of perfection.

Perfect Version is out June 14 via Hardly Art.

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