Julia Holter takes her gorgeous 'Words I Heard' out into nature


Julia Holter knows how to weave a storyteller’s emotion into her music. So as the Los Angeles singer-songwriter readies her new album Aviary for October 26 release via Domino, it’s only fitting that she unveils a beautifully haunting visual for her expansive new song, “Words I Heard”. The video is directed by Holter’s frequent collaborator Dicky Bahto, who used a quote from Lebanese-American writer Etel Adnan as a starting point, bringing her composition to visual life. “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,” Bahto says. “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.” Holter sets off on a North American tour in early 2019, and she lands at Brighton Music Hall in Allston on February 23. Check out her full run of dates while getting lost in both sound and scene below. Featured image by Bahto.
Julia Holter 2019 North American Tour:
February 19 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
February 20 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia
February 22 – Warsaw, New York
February 23 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston
February 24 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal
February 26 – The Great Hall, Toronto
February 27 – El Club, Detroit
February 28 – Thalia Hall, Chicago
March 1 – Turf Club, St. Paul
March 4 – Imperial, Vancouver
March 5 – Doug Fir, Portland
March 6 – Neumos, Seattle
March 8 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
March 9 – Lodge Room, Los Angeles