Julia Bhatt Shares New Single, "Marco"
"Marco" is a lustrous new track by genre-jumping indie artist Julia Bhatt that rides on the heels of her critically-acclaimed debut single “Tall.” Working with producer and mentor Elliot Jacobson (Elle King, Ingrid Michaelson, Verite), the track features a slinky lounge-esque r&b groove that makes Julia’s sultry, flowy vocals shine bright, leading into a sense of urgency as the chorus chimes in.
“'Marco' is a song that I think everyone can relate to,” Bhatt explains to The New Nine who premiered the single. “I wanted to go for a sort of lounge-y, chill vibe. It kind of contradicts the lyrics, now that I think about it. But hey, I like it.”
Having an ear for unique sounds and styles, her music is infused with the broad array of influences with which she grew up - her mom specialized in more of the classic rock side, whereas her dad showed her the smooth yacht rock of the 70s. Add to the mix modern influences like Rat Boy and the indie rock, pop and alternative that her older sister introduced her to, Julia's concoction is an ear-opening mixture that defies categorization. Writing engaging, fun hooks with great beats, she juxtaposes her honest storytelling that reflects observations about teenage life in the melting pot of Miami with deeply introspective lyrics on her on-going struggles with mental health.
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. She grew up listening to everything from classic rock, American songbook standards and bossa nova beats. She and her sister accompanied their mom, dad and step-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.
Absorbing all this musical knowledge and bursting with creativity to write and record more new music, "Tall" is just one of the many new songs Julia will be releasing soon. With an exciting fresh batch of songs dropping, Julia is ready to debut her material onto an unsuspecting world.