“Bhatt is quickly finding herself in the conversation of alt-pop’s surging artists, a genre that continues to dominate playlists. Bhatt’s edge is in her rhythmic tracks, which are dance-inducing, borrowing for sure from the dance-crazed culture of her hometown of Miami—a wonderful tinge.”– Earmilk
“The real magic [of “Bird Girl”] starts as soon as Julia delivers her well-crafted lines, that are brought forth with an exuberant urgency that makes us smile and dance at the same time.” – Pancakes and Whiskey
“The singer-songwriter exudes an energy that refuses to go unnoticed.” –Miami New Times
“[Julia Bhatt] incorporates a wide variety of influences, from The Strokes to Fela Kuti.” – FLOOD
“On her way to making a name for herself on the charts!” – Culture Collide
“[‘Bird Girl’ is] seriously, a mega-bop – Brightest Young Things
Releases Sugarshack Sessions EP
Covers Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie”
April 23, 2021 (Miami, Florida) — “I’ve missed the connection,” says genre-jumping indie artist Julia Bhatt about being isolated for so long due to the pandemic while recording/filming for the Sugarshack Sessions. For the session, which is released today as a Sugarshack Sessions EP on Spotify, Bhatt performed her original tracks “Tall,” “Marco,” “Miami,” and “Bird Girl” as well as covering Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie.” The videos of all the performances are available to watch on the Sugarshack Youtube channel.
Reflecting on the performance, Bhatt adds, “It was such a fun environment to film in. They don’t usually do covers! They allowed mine though… Oh, they also have some cute ass cats!” Bhatt chose Winehouse’s “Valerie” as it was one of the first songs she ever really played in front of people. “’Valerie’ is close to my heart and Amy Winehouse is as well. I really appreciate other people’s music, definitely more than mine, so I figured I should do it (if they allowed it, which they did!).” The Sugarshack Sessions EP comes two months after the release of Bhatt’s newest single “1:30”, a brief one minute 30 second self-proclaimed “experiment” that touches on modern pop elements a little bit more than her previous releases.
Julia Bhatt‘s Sugarshack Sessions EP is out today, April 23, 2021. Stream the Sugarshack Sessions EP here:
About Julia Bhatt:
Bhatt released her debut single “Tall” in October 2019, her second single “Marco” followed that November and in January 2020 she released a groovy single “I’m Cool.” She graduated high school that February and announced her first ever tour at the beginning of March 2020, just before everything came to a sudden halt due to COVID restrictions. Not letting the pandemic stop her, she released her fourth single “Miami” (an ode to her hometown) at the end of March, and in September, in tandem with the announcement of her debut EP 2 steps back, she released the animated video to a new stand-alone single “Bird Girl.” Her debut EP 2 steps back, was released back in October and it’s a collection of four tracks, three of which were previously stand-alone singles that signaled Julia as a critically-hailed, buzzworthy artist, as well as a brand-new unreleased tune, “Vampires Suck.” All of Julia’s songs were collaborated on with producer and mentor Elliot Jacobson.
About the Sugarshack Sessions:
Sugarshack Session was started as a digital music series that featured unique and intimate acoustic sessions filmed/recorded in a backyard in Bonita Springs, FL in 2014. The idea: to do something we loved with people we cared about to create something positive for others. In those days, we filmed local bands to provide them high quality video & audio content to promote themselves. We did it for free while we continued to work our day jobs. The seed was planted, and we tended to it. And it sprouted… The Sugarshack Sessions is now one of several programs featured on the Sugarshack Music Channel. The channel has grown from a backyard hobby into a full-time business that includes an online community of more than 232K+ subscribers and 100M lifetime views who tune in to watch our acoustic sessions, live music videos, documentaries, and interviews that feature local, emerging, and national bands. The Sugarshack Music Channel continues to stream for free via YouTube.