Emerging artist, BRATTY made her U.S. debut at Coachella and was the only Mexican-born artist to perform at this year’s festival. The singer/songwriter has expressed her excitement to not only perform in the U.S., let alone Coachella, but to just visit for the first time. Reflecting on her first performance, BRATTY (Jenny Juarez) noted how she was feeling many emotions ranging from gratitude for the opportunity to the experience of performing to a U.S. audience for the first time. Born and raised in Culiacan, Sinaloa, BRATTY(Jenny Juarez) is very much inspired by the garage rock/indie pop sounds from Alvvays, Best Coast and Snail Mail but also Billie Eilish, Clairo and the ilk. Juarez started off writing poetry that eventually moved into lyrics for self-composed music as she was writing songs since she was 15 years old. As she was honing her skills as a musician and performer, Juarez took advantage of any opportunity to perform in front of audiences anywhere she could in her native Culiacán, the capital of the State of Sinaloa (Mexico). Inspired by a Best Coast song and taking her nom de plum from the track “Bratty B,” BRATTY produced her first album in her bedroom, releasing her debut EP Todo Esta Cambiando in March 2018. In 2019, she released “Ropa De Bazar,” with Ed Maverick, which has over 116 million streams on Spotify and is four times platinum. She dropped her debut album, Delusión, the same year. During the early part of the pandemic, BRATTY’s music started gaining exposure via social media and going viral. Her elevated profile and music led her to getting signed to Universal Music and releasing multiple EPs and two-full length albums just over the last 5 years. BRATTY performed a handful of U.S. dates that included Coachella and is of the mindset of following wherever the winds take her when it comes to her career, stating, “I think in my life, I always have just tell the universe do whatever you want with me. If people want me to be there, I’m going to be there. I’m going to learn, I’m going to try my best and in the end, that’s mi lema.” She just released a new song “Radio” which Juarez describes, “is a song that talks about intrusive thoughts I feel as an artist and the frustrated feeling of wanting to hear new things.” The track is her first new music since the guest-filled Es Mi Fiesta Y Si Quiero Hago Un EP, featuring collaborations with Hinds, Yawners, Depresión Sonora, and Álvaro Díaz.
BRATTY spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar about her very first performance at Coachella, her excitement to visit the U.S. from Mexico for the first time, upcoming new music and more.