Julia Michaels released her debut solo album this month, and she wowed fans with a live version of her hit single “Little Did I Know” on Ellen Degeneres this week.
In the event that you have been busy getting vaccinated or something this month, here is the official video:
Julia exploded onto the scene with “Issues,” as we reported in 2017:
Tech publication Fast Company had a terrific profile of Michaels and how she finally came to create an album:
At 19, Michaels entered the music industry as a songwriter for artists including Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Selena Gomez (“Bad Liar,” “Hands to Myself,” “Lose You to Love Me”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”), Fifth Harmony (“Miss Movin’ On”). But she didn’t dare step into the booth herself until she wrote what would become her breakout single, “Issues,” which, according to her, was too personal to give to someone else. “Issues” landed on her 2017 critically acclaimed EP Nervous System. Instead of leveraging that success into an LP, Michaels released two more “mini albums,” Inner Monologue Part 1 and Inner Monologue Part 2, and a smattering of singles and features. Sure, the concept of an “album” is debatable these days, but there is something to be said for how an artist can execute a cohesive project on a grander scale.
All of this bodes well for some lovely concerts this summer!
Image: YouTube / Julia Michaels