Julia Holter Shares New Song & Video For “Words I Heard”

Julia Holter has shared a second song titled “Words I Heard“, which is taken from her forthcoming record Aviary, out on October 26th via Domino.

The video is directed by Dicky Bahto, a frequent collaborator of Julia’s who also made the video for “I Shall Love 2”. On Aviary, Julia took a quote from Lebanese-American writer Etel Adnan as its starting point and Bahto takes this inspiration further for “Words I Heard”.

Tall trees of so many kinds, from redwoods to manzanitas, oaks, madrones, maples and elms, plants and bushes, flowers and seeds, acorns and grass, they all are the last chance of the earth and they all make a thick and permanent coat, a cover, a bath of perfume, a touch of healing, a royal procession, music and fanfare, they rise and talk to Tamalpais, and sing lullabies and songs of love.” Etel Adnan, Journey to Mount Tamalpais.

Bahto says of the video: “When Julia told me that the title of her album was inspired by Etel Adnan, one of my favorite writers, I felt that I had to make a film for one of the songs on Mount Tamalpais, a recurring subject in both Adnan’s visual art and her writing. I filmed on a few hikes down the Dipsea trail, and in the last section of the song combine this with footage made during the studio sessions of the album.

Listen to “Words I Heard” and watch the video below:

Upcoming live dates:

Nov 24 – Explore The North Festival, Leeuwarden
Nov 26 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
Nov 27 – Schauspiel, Bochum, Germany
Nov 28 – De Roma, Antwerp
Nov 30 – Funkhaus, Berlin
Dec 1 – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Dec 2 – Brotfabrik, Frankfurt
Dec 3 – Kammerspiele, Munich
Dec 4 – Petit Bain, Paris
Dec 6 – Gorilla, Manchester
Dec 7 – Fiddlers, Bristol
Dec 8 – Button Factory, Dublin
Dec 10 – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Dec 11 – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds
Dec 12 – Hackney Arts Centre, London

Jan 18 – Mona Foma Festival, Tasmania
Feb 19 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
Feb 20 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia
Feb 22 – Warsaw, New York
Feb 23 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston
Feb 24 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal
Feb 26 – The Great Hall, Toronto
Feb 27 – El Club, Detroit
Feb 28 – Thalia Hall, Chicago
Mar 1 – Turf Club, St. Paul
Mar 4 – Imperial, Vancouver
Mar 5 – Doug Fir, Portland
Mar6 – Neumos, Seattle
Mar 8 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Mar 9 – Lodge Room, Los Angeles

Photo Credit: Dicky Bahto
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