Julian Valin


Julian Valin passionately enjoys writing music, having written over three hundred songs. Julian studied poetry, literature, music and philosophy during his years at Columbia University, and has studied through Berklee Online. His songs incorporate themes of love, war, angst, joy, and sorrow. He is a lead singer, guitarist, and writer for the pop rock project Never Look Back. Enjoy!







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is a creative auditory art, but also a spiritual release, a way to escape the day but also rise above it.

What is your music dream?

Try and take over the world

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would be the sunlight in your universe

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Happy Birthday

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Dream Theater, The Beatles, Pink Floyd

What inspires you to make music?

You. And God. And for love of music, all that inspires.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want to inspire

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Cheated, musicians don't get the credit they deserve because of changes in how the music is consumed, despite lots of good music being out there.

What do you think of Drooble?

Great website.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Finding the right chemistry, talent, shared vision, and willingness in other musicians.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, go to shows, karaoke, open mics, perform my own shows, online etc.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Talent, determination, and luck. That was always true.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Porcupine Tree