The best love songs are the love songs that come from real experience and Julian's "Lost Songs Of Love" EP is nothing if not real. Musically, Julian's a pretty straight forward Folk Pop artist. In perfect honesty, "In My Dreams" doesn't work for me at all, but I found the other four tracks to be very nice indeed--kinda beautiful in a Folk Pop awesomey kinda way. It's unlikely any of these songs is going to replace "My Funny Valentine" in the holiday canon, and, sure, Julian looks a bit goofy rocking the Russian trooper hat. But anyone who has ever experienced the simultaneous rush and insecurity of young love--and who hasn't--should be able to relate instantly.
"Lost Songs Of Love" is a "name your price" download through Bandcamp. And you can find out what Julian Hertz is up to these days via his web site and Facebook page. From time to time, you may find some tracks on SoundCloud, as well.