Julia Holter Announces New Album and Tour, Shares Video for New Song “I Shall Love 2” | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Julia Holter Announces New Album and Tour, Shares Video for New Song “I Shall Love 2”

Aviary Due Out October 26 via Domino

Sep 06, 2018
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Julia Holter has announced a new album, Aviary, and shared a video for its first single, "I Shall Love 2." Aviary is due out October 26 via Domino. Check out the "I Shall Love 2" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. She has also announced some tour dates, which are below too.

The Los Angeles-based artist released her fantastic fourth full-length album, Have You in My Wilderness, in 2015 via Domino (it made it to #4 on our Top 100 Albums of 2015 list). Since then she released the 2016 score for boxing drama Bleed For This, 2017's In the Same Room, featuring her previous songs re-recorded live in the studio, and in January shared a new song, "So Humble the Afternoon," as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program (it isn't featured on the new album, but was one of our Songs of the Week).

Aviary was initially inspired by a line from a 2009 short story by writer Etel Adnan: "I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds." A press release points out that it's a good metaphor for the daily bad news cycle we currently find ourselves in, especially in the modern political climate. "Amidst all the internal and external babble we experience daily, it's hard to find one's foundation," Holter elaborates in the press release. "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."

Holter later adds: "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."

Cole MGN executive produced Aviary, which was produced by Holter and Kenny Gilmore. The album also features Corey Fogel (percussion), Devin Hoff (bass), Dina Maccabee (violin, viola, vocals), Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet), Andrew Tholl (violin), and Tashi Wada (synth, bagpipes). Dicky Bahto directed the "I Shall Love 2" video and took Holter's press photos. When describing Aviary, the press release says the album "combines Holter's slyly theatrical vocals and Blade Runner-inspired synth work with an enveloping palette of strings and percussion that reveals itself, and the boundless scope of her vision, over the course of fifteen songs."

Read our 2015 interview with Holter.

Aviary Tracklist:

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

Julia Holter Tour Dates:

2018:

Oct 14 - Desert Daze Festival, Lake Perris, CA
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 5 - 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

2019:

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
Mar 6 - Neumos, Seattle
Mar 8 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Mar 9 - Lodge Room, Los Angeles

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