NEWS: Julia Holter reveals new video ‘I Shall Love 2’ & ‘Aviary’ album details

NEWS: Julia Holter reveals new video ‘I Shall Love 2’ & ‘Aviary’ album details

Julia Holter has shared her evocative new video ‘I Shall Love 2’ and revealed details of her new album Aviary.

Aviary is an epic journey through what Julia Holter describes as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world.”Out on October 26th via Domino, it’s promises to be the Los Angeles composer’s most expansive album yet, full of startling turns and dazzling instrumental arrangements. The follow-up to her acclaimed 2015 record, Have You in My Wilderness, it takes as its starting point a line from a 2009 short story by writer Etel Adnan: “I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds.” It’s a scenario that sounds straight out of a horror movie, but it’s also a pretty good metaphor for life in 2018, with its endless onslaught of political scandals, freakish natural disasters, and voices shouting their desires and resentments into the void.

Amidst all the internal and external babble we experience daily, it’s hard to find one’s foundation,”says Holter. “I think this album is reflecting that feeling of cacophony and how one responds to it as a person – how one behaves, how one looks for love, for solace. Maybe it’s a matter of listening to and gathering the seeming madness, of forming something out of it and envisioning a future.”

In a lot of the songs, when I mention love, it’s about a seeking for compassion and humility in a world where it feels like empathy is always being tested,” Holter says. In Aviary’s case, that search for sweetness – that bridging of the gulf – becomes a metaphor for the creative process itself.

Tracklisting:
1. Turn The Light On
2. Whether
3. Chaitius
4. Voce Simul
5. Everyday Is An Emergency
6. Another Dream
7. I Shall Love 2
8. Underneath The Moon
9. Colligere
10. In Gardens’ Muteness
11. I Would Rather See
12. Les Jeux To You
13. Words I Heard
14. I Shall Love 1
15. Why Sad Song

Upcoming live dates
2018
14th Oct – Desert Daze Festival, Lake Perris, CA Tickets

24th Nov – Explore The North Festival, Leeuwarden Tickets
26th Nov – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam Tickets
27th Nov – Schauspiel, Bochum, Germany Tickets
28th Nov – De Roma, Antwerp Tickets
30th Nov – Funkhaus, Berlin Tickets
1st Dec – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg Tickets
2nd Dec – Brotfabrik, Frankfurt Tickets
3rd Dec – Kammerspiele, Munich Tickets
5th Dec – Petit Bain, Paris Tickets
6th Dec – Gorilla, Manchester Tickets
7th Dec – Fiddlers, Bristol Tickets
8th Dec – Button Factory, Dublin Tickets
10th Dec – Summerhall, Edinburgh Tickets
11th Dec – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds Tickets
12th Dec – Hackney Arts Centre, London Tickets

2019
19th Feb – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC Tickets
20th Feb – Underground Arts, Philadelphia Tickets
22nd Feb – Warsaw, New York Tickets
23rd Feb – Brighton Music Hall, Boston Tickets
24th Feb – La Sala Rossa, Montreal Tickets
26th Feb – The Great Hall, Toronto Tickets
27th Feb – El Club, Detroit Tickets
28th Feb – Thalia Hall, Chicago Tickets
1st Mar – Turf Club, St. Paul Tickets
4th Mar – Imperial, Vancouver Tickets
5th Mar – Doug Fir, Portland Tickets
6th Mar – Neumos, Seattle Tickets
8th Mar – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco Tickets
9th Mar – Lodge Room, Los Angeles Ticket

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