Juliana Hatfield played bass on The Lemonheads' classic 1992 album It's a Shame About Ray, replacing founding bassist Jesse Peretz, and has proved a predilection for collaboration throughout her career. However, she is also celebrated for her solo songwriting repertoire. Born on July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, Hatfield began cultivating a love of punk at college in Boston and formed college rock trio Blake Babies in 1986 with John Strohm and Freda Love. The group recorded four albums until they disbanded in 1992. After leaving The Lemonheads following the release of It's a Shame About Ray, Hatfield released her debut solo album Hey Babe in 1992 but her career began to take shape commercially the following year with the launch of The Juliana Hatfield Three. The band's acclaimed 1993 debut album, Become What You Are, generated two hit singles, "My Sister" and "Spin the Bottle", which was immortalized in the 1994 movie Reality Bites. The trio also released another celebrated album, Whatever, My Love, in 2015. After moving back to solo songwriting for her 1995 album Only Everything, Hatfield released 11 solo albums during the late 1990s, 2000s and early-2010s, including 2000's acoustic-led Beautiful Creature, 2004's pop-inclined In Exile Deo, 2005's Made in China, released on Hatfield's own Ye Olde Records, and 2019's Weird.