Julia Holter, “Silhouette”

Sam Lefebvre

Los Angeles composer Julia Holter‘s wonderful 2015 full-length, Have You in My Wilderness, is blessed with several rich and evocative music videos. First, there was “Feel You”, which depicted Holter and a chronically sad dog named Francis examining hardwood floors and cracks in the sidewalk. And most recently, Holter unveiled the visual for album highlight “Silhouette”. Initially, there’s a sly groove and gossamer instrumental texture, then, as Holter explained in our October profile, the song pivots into a rapturous, ascending passage, intended to reflect the narrator’s encroaching madness. The video, directed by Rick Bahto, cycles through glimpses of Holter in a domestic setting and visions of the natural world just outside. Holter, who’s on tour, basks in flickering aberrations of light at the song’s mightily moving conclusion.

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November
18 Biekorf, Brugge, Belgium
19 Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
23 Hostess Club Weekender, Tokyo, Japan
24 Metro, Kyoto, Japan
25 Conpass, Osaka, Japan
26 WWW, Tokyo, Japan
28 Clockenflap Festival, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
29 Neon Lights Festival, Singapore, Singapore –

December
01 V Hall, Seoul, South Korea
03 Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert Hall, Shanghai, China
04 Modernsky Lab, Beijing, China
09 Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia
10 Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane, Australia
11 Howler, Melbourne, Australia
12 Meredith Music Festival, Victoria, Australia
13 Disconnect Festival, Perth, Australia

January
28 Irenic, San Diego, CA
30 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
31 The Chapel, San Francisco, CA

February
02 Holocene, Portland, OR
03 Columbia City Theater, Seattle, WA
04 The Cobalt, Vancouver, British Columbia
08 New Morning, Paris, France
11 Engine Rooms, Southampton, England
12 From Now On Festival Cardiff, England
15 Oval Space, London, England
16 Gorilla, Manchester, England
17 Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
19 SWG3 Studio Warehouse, Glasgow, Scotland
20 Summerhall Arts Venue, Edinburgh, England
23 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
26 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA

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