Julia Holter announces new album 'Something in the Room She Moves'

Julia Holter announces new album 'Something in the Room She Moves'

Today Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and composer Julia Holter announces her sixth studio album Something in the Room She Moves, out March 22 on Domino. Holter’s past work has often explored memory and dreamlike future, but her latest album resides more in presence: “There’s a corporeal focus, inspired by the complexity and transformability of our bodies,” she says. Her production choices and arrangements form a continuum of fretless electric bass pitches in counterpoint with gliding vocal melodies, while glissing Yamaha CS-60 lines entwine warm winds and reeds. “I was trying to create a world that’s fluid-sounding, waterlike, evoking the body’s internal sound world,” Holter says of her flowing harmonic universe. 

Holter shares her new single “Spinning” alongside today’s announcement. “Spinning” is the album’s incantatory centerpiece; “What is delicious and what is omniscient?” she sings, “What is the circular magic I’m visiting?” Holter says, “It’s about being in the passionate state of making something: being in that moment, and what is that moment?” 

“Spinning” comes via a video directed by Giraffe Studios

“Spinning” follows the previously released single “Sun Girl,” hailed as “a blissed-out blur, a meandering, neo-psychedelic ramble” (New York Times), “a swirling piece of psychedelia that smears the boundary between illusion and reality” (Pitchfork), and “an expansive, burbling, alluring oddity of the type that only Holter can make” (Stereogum).  

Julia Holter has confirmed a European tour for April including London’s EartH Theatre; additionally, fans can pre-order Something in the Room She Moves for a chance to hear the album in full and in Dolby Atmos surround sound at a private London location on February 1st alongside a Q&A with Julia Holter. Limited space available, winners will be informed with RSVP via email. Available to UK pre-orders only.

Upcoming events
Thursday 1st February – The Gallery at Tileyard, London – album playback in Dolby Atmos and Q&A with Julia Holter
Upcoming live shows
Sunday 7th April – Variations Festival, Nantes
Tuesday 9th April – EartH Theatre, London
Wednesday 10th April – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels
Friday 12th April – Colosseum, Berlin
Friday 3rd May - El Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday 4th May - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Monday 6th May – Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Tuesday 7th May - Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
Friday 10th May - Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday 11th May – Outset, Chicago, IL
Monday 13th May - Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Tuesday 14th May - Le Belmont, Montreal, QC
15th May - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
17th May - Webster Hall, New York, NY
18th May - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
19th May - The Atlantis, Washington, DC
Tuesday 21st May - Motorco Music Hall, Durham, NC
Wednesday 22nd May - Masquerade (Purgatory), Atlanta, GA
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Julia Holter Something in the Room She Moves

Album | 22nd March 2024

“My heart is loud,” Julia Holter sings on her sixth album Something in the Room She Moves, following an inner pulse. The Los Angeles songwriter’s past work has often explored memory and dreamlike future, but her latest album resides more in presence: “There’s a corporeal focus, inspired by the complexity and transformability of our bodies,” Holter says. Her production choices and arrangements form a continuum of fretless electric bass pitches in counterpoint with gliding vocal melodies, while glissing Yamaha CS-60 lines entwine warm winds and reeds. “I was trying to create a world that’s fluid-sounding, waterlike, evoking the body’s internal sound world,” Holter says of her flowing harmonic universe.  

“What is delicious and what is omniscient?” she sings on “Spinning”, the album’s incantatory centerpiece. “What is the circular magic I’m visiting?” Or as Holter put it: “It’s about being in the passionate state of making something: being in that moment, and what is that moment?” She found it anew on Something in the Room She Moves, singing in somatic frequencies.

Tracklisting

  • 1Sun Girl
  • 2These Morning
  • 3Something in the Room She Moves
  • 4Materia
  • 5Meyou
  • 6Spinning
  • 7Ocean
  • 8Evening Mood
  • 9Talking to the Whisper
  • 10Who Brings Me

Julia Holter Something in the Room She Moves

Album | 22nd March 2024

“My heart is loud,” Julia Holter sings on her sixth album Something in the Room She Moves, following an inner pulse. The Los Angeles songwriter’s past work has often explored memory and dreamlike future, but her latest album resides more in presence: “There’s a corporeal focus, inspired by the complexity and transformability of our bodies,” Holter says. Her production choices and arrangements form a continuum of fretless electric bass pitches in counterpoint with gliding vocal melodies, while glissing Yamaha CS-60 lines entwine warm winds and reeds. “I was trying to create a world that’s fluid-sounding, waterlike, evoking the body’s internal sound world,” Holter says of her flowing harmonic universe.  

“What is delicious and what is omniscient?” she sings on “Spinning”, the album’s incantatory centerpiece. “What is the circular magic I’m visiting?” Or as Holter put it: “It’s about being in the passionate state of making something: being in that moment, and what is that moment?” She found it anew on Something in the Room She Moves, singing in somatic frequencies.

Tracklisting

  • 1Sun Girl
  • 2These Morning
  • 3Something in the Room She Moves
  • 4Materia
  • 5Meyou
  • 6Spinning
  • 7Ocean
  • 8Evening Mood
  • 9Talking to the Whisper
  • 10Who Brings Me
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Live Dates

Saturday 24th February

Julia Holter
BUDA Kunstencentrum, Kortrijk, Belgium

Tuesday 9th April

Julia Holter
EartH, London, UK

Wednesday 10th April

Julia Holter
Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium

Friday 12th April

Julia Holter
Colosseum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Friday 3rd May

Julia Holter
El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles (LA), US

Saturday 4th May

Julia Holter
Great American Music Hall, SF Bay Area, US

Tuesday 7th May

Julia Holter
Aladdin Theater, Portland, US

Friday 10th May

Julia Holter
Fine Line, Twin Cities, US

Saturday 11th May

Julia Holter
Outset, Chicago, US

Monday 13th May

Julia Holter
The Great Hall, Toronto, Canada