Music Guyd: Anjulie Talks Bullying, Boys, and Being Your Best

Connor Sobolik
Authored by
Connor Sobolik

December 20, 2012
2:24 a.m.

There is no doubt Anjulie has great music, catchy hooks, and a head full of loveable lyrics. She has written songs for artists like Nicki Minaj, Kreesha Turner, and the Black Eyed Peas. But there is so much more than meets the eye. What many may not know is this stunnert had a really difficult time in Catholic high school. When I asked her to tell us about her struggles she illustrated the fire that pushes her to great heights.

“I feel creativity is born out of isolation or depression and being an outsider. That is definitely what happened to me. I grew up in a very all-white suburb. I remember when I would go out, people would throw actual potatoes at me. I laugh at it now but I was definitely an outcast. When you feel that way, it sort of makes [you] develop who you are at a young age. I had a great family but socially I was just a fish out of water. Then gradually coming out of high school and moving to New York and now L.A., things just keep getting better and better.

I always feel sorry for people whose prime is in high school; for me it was a very low point. After high school life sucks for them because there is no incline.”

When I asked her what she would say now to any of the people who bullied her when she was younger, she laughed, recalling a specific encounter she had with a bully.

I would like to say I can take the high road, but I can’t. Actually, one of the people who did bully me hit me up on facebook and was like, ‘Oh my God! I hear your song all the time! We should hang out when you’re back in town!’ and I just wrote back ‘Fuck you.’ I am not Mother Theresa. I still remember those things, but maybe at a certain point I will be able to be like ‘that was your problem….’”

With her passion and uplifting message, Anjulie is just looking to make people happy.

I feel like I was born to express myself along my journey. I want people to do the same. I want people to say that my song made them feel this way, or say ‘When I was sad I listened to your song and I had the courage to break up with this guy.’ [Also] when I see drag queens dancing on YouTube to my songs, that makes me happy. When the things that I am doing can inspire people, that makes me so happy. I want to make people feel good.”

Her new music video for “You and I” is a fun and fast-moving tale of a couple on the run. When asked what inspired the video, Anjulie smiled.

The song is really about love, and I really wanted to have that shown in a really real way. The ups and downs and everything. It just felt like a concept that stuck. I get taken on this ride. The song mentions ‘maybe it’s a bad idea’ and maybe he’s a bad idea. [However,] it is so clear that I am into him.”

You can’t possibly ignore the shocking appeal of her costar. Not only does he manage to make the role of a criminal both believable and desirable, but he is overwhelmingly attractive. I asked her if she was able to select her own “love interest.”

It was a really fun day. He actually came in to play the part of a cop and then we really connected. I mean he is so much more then just being good looking. He is actually a really good actor.”

With her new single constantly playing on the radio, Anjulie says you can expect to see a lot more from her in the future. And that’s no bull.

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