JULIA BHATT Premieres “Tall” Video with Ghettoblaster

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez
Teams up with Ghettoblaster to Premiere
Ernie the Hedgehog’s Debut Role In “Tall” Music Video
Genre-jumping indie artist Julia Bhatt has just premiered the video for her latest track “Tall” on Ghettoblaster. The bold pop-art-styled video compliments the track’s rapidfire tongue-twisting vocals and fierce bossa nova backbone while also paying homage to Bhatt’s love for her pet hedgehog Ernie.

“‘Tall’ is one of my favorite songs and Ernie is one of my favorite hedgehogs, so it just makes sense,” explains Bhatt about the debut single that finds the 17 year-old Miami native playfully experimenting with rhythms, melodies and musical time signatures. “Ernie patrols the song to make sure you guys don’t mess up the words! I love this video and I couldn’t be more grateful to Charlene Kaye for it. I doubt you’ll find a better indie pop hedgehog crossover video.”

Working with producer and mentor Elliot Jacobson (Elle King, Ingrid Michaelson, Verite), Julia’s fresh and uniquely signature vocals (reminiscent of a youthful Amy Winehouse and Macy Gray) duck in and out of acoustic guitars, a heavy bass drum and an infectious Latin-inspired beat. “I originally wrote it as a sort of bossa nova,” says Bhatt, whose mother spent years growing up in Brazil and imparted her love for Bossa Nova on her kids. “Elliot helped me transform it and take it to new levels. He brought an entirely new energy to it.”

“Tall” by Julia Bhatt
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With an ear for unique sounds and styles, her music is infused with the broad array of influences from the music 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.
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez
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.

Julia Bhatt’s “Tall” is out now

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