The LA songstress takes time out of her busy tour schedule to talk life-changing albums and stage style.

I am inspired by…

Moments from my life. The people who are close to me. Songs.

My first music memory...

I remember listening to music on a small Fisher Price cassette player with built-in speakers. There's a video of me discovering it and quickly becoming obsessed with it.

My first concert...

Crosby, Stills & Nash — thanks, mom and dad.

Here I'm wearing...

Tory's Grayson coat, Jasmine top and Drew pant.

My stage style is...

It depends what I'm performing and where I'm performing. On the whole, I just want to look nice and not "myself." Performing needs to involve getting outside of myself.

My off-stage style is…

Comfortable.

Album that changed my life…

Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell was really important for me growing up. It sounded really sophisticated to me, like Seventies Paris or New York, and I loved that as a young person stuck in a big LA high school in the early 2000s.

Julia photographed by Noa Griffel