“I definitely wouldn’t say it’s music writing,” says 17 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.” While it may sound like chance or luck, Julia’s preternatural ability for writing duct-tape sticky melodies is far more than luck… it’s talent. “Once I have that, I just kinda go off. Usually, if I don’t write the song in 10-20 minutes, it’s not a winner.” Based on the handful of songs that she has recorded and is ready to unleash onto the public, her creative 10-20 minute blocks are pretty solid. “If I don’t love it, what’s the point of releasing it?”
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. She and her sister accompanied their mom to numerous concerts, including The Beach Boys, America, the Dave Matthews Band, No Doubt, Sting, James Taylor, and the Rolling Stones, among many others. It was this variety of rhythms and melodies that helped shape the wide-ranging music she creates.