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Faceless Ones

Julian Coiner, known by the moniker Faceless Ones, is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Baltimore, Maryland, and now based in Denver, CO. Coiner is a Cherokee native from a musical family and has been playing since childhood. He plays drums, guitar, bass, keyboard, sings and writes, and produces every aspect of his music. Faceless Ones began when Coiner was in high school, and now has four albums out and three music videos. Coiner's biggest musical inspirations are Local Natives and Prince.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

FGS - feel good shit.

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

Performing - nothing matches the feeling of a crowd dancing with you and screaming JINKIES

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

Cruising on ideas until something sticks. A lot of times I'll have like six songs going that sound similar, and by the end, they all morph into one idea, one song.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

Hiking with the dogs and losing myself in the mountains. Being Native American, nature has always been an immensely important factor in my life, and so when I'm not doing music, I'm outside with animals and learning everything I can about the planet we live on.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

I admire Jacob Collier; his creativity is very parallel to the way I start creating music, granted he is an actual prodigy and our music styles are completely different. I feel like he is an artist a lot of other musicians look up to for his music theory and knowledge. On a fangirl level, Local Natives will always be top of my list.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

Casablancas - lyrically it's the one I spent the most time on. It's not based on any specific person but rather a collection of pieces from my relationships that collectively turned into one of the most powerful songs to me.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

We just released our fourth album, Jinkies, so promoting that has been the main focus. I'm always writing singles to fit into current projects to keep the music coming out though.

Tell us where fans can access your music.

FacelessOnes is on all streaming platforms. We're also regulars in the streets of Denver, so if you see one of us, don't be shy to come up and tap one of our Popl bands! For Apple Music and Spotify

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