Julia Holter Releases New Single "Evening Mood"

Julia Holter Releases New Single "Evening Mood"

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and composer Julia Holter releases her new single “Evening Mood” today ahead of her forthcoming sixth studio album Something in the Room She Moves, out March 22nd on Domino. With “Evening Mood,” Holter had in mind invoking the love hormone oxytocin, with Dev Hoff’s portamento fretless bass lines and Beth Goodfellow’s soft mallet heartbeat-like drums as foundation. Over the heavily-filtered rhythm section, an array of sparkling voices swim: Holter’s gliding vocals, Chris Speed’s soaring birdlike clarinet, and bright Prophet pads by Tashi Wada. The “underwater” production style was informed by a heavy dose of Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo, her daughter’s favorite movie at the time, about a fish that turns into a little girl. “I was inspired by the transformability of creatures, and how this malleability works alongside our capacity for love. I wanted everything to feel very liquid,” she says of the song, which features a “heavily filtered ultrasound heartbeat” sent through a phaser. “I wanted it to sound like it was inside the body.”

“Evening Mood” comes via a video by Dicky Bahto featuring dancer Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta.

TOUR DATES
Apr 7 - Nantes, FR @ Nantes Variations Festival
Apr 9 - London, UK @ Earth
Apr 10 - Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, BE @ Orangerie Du Jardin Botanique
Apr 12 - Berlin, DE @ Colosseum
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
May 4 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
May 6 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
May 7 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
May 11 - Chicago, IL @ Outset
May 13 - Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
May 14 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
May 15 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 17 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
May 19 - Washington, DC @ The Atlantis
May 21 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
May 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory)

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

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

Tuesday 14th May

Julia Holter
Le Belmont, Montreal, Canada

Wednesday 15th May

Julia Holter
Brighton Music Hall presented by Citizens, Boston / Cambridge, US

Friday 17th May

Julia Holter
Webster Hall, New York (NYC), US

Saturday 18th May

Julia Holter
First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, US