Julia Holter‘s fifth album “Aviary” is out October 26 on Domino.
In a few days, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter will unveil her fifth album, “Aviary”, that she describes as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world” and that was inspired by a quote from Lebanese-American writer Etel Adnan‘s “Journey to Mount Tamalpais”:
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.
Following up on “I Shall Love 2“, she has just shared a brand new song “Words I Heard”. The director of the accompanying video Dicky Bahto, a frequent collaborator of Julia Holter who also signed the visuals for the first single, stated:
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.