August 26th, 2021 9pm Stage 2
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“I definitely wouldn’t say it’s proper music writing,” says 19 year-old singer/songwriter Julia Bhatt coolly. “I genuinely just fuck around on the guitar until I play a string of chords that makes me feel good, I guess.” Born in Boston, MA but living practically the whole of her young life in Miami, FL, Julia was raised on a stimulating and expansive musical diet – her first musical memory is of being overwhelmed to tears at a Shakira concert in 2006 when she was a wee 4 years old. She grew up listening to everything from classic rock, American songbook standards and bossa nova beats. It was this variety of rhythms and melodies that helped shape the wide-ranging music she creates. With a powerful voice reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and Regina Spektor, Julia writes engaging, fun hooks with great beats, juxtaposed with honest storytelling that reflects observations about teenage life in the melting pot of Miami, as well as reflections on her on-going struggles with depression. Absorbing all this musical knowledge into herself and bursting with creativity to write and record more new music to build upon her exciting fresh batch of songs. Julia Bhatt is showcasing her witty personality and disgust for social media hierarchy within the music industry in her newest single “1:30" (titled to honor the track's "1:30" time stamp).
nyc / connecticut shoegaze / dreampop