My, oh my, oh my, my dears!
Do you know how there are moments when you hear a song and the sound of it tears you in two? Just shatters your little ‘ol heart? The first time I heard the sweet, sweet voice of Julia Holter I felt just that, a sharp splinter glass break in the my chest that moved me in a way I can’t explain.
I know – you think I’m exaggerating. But I am not, my darlings, I swear!
I admit, I may be a bit of a drama queen at times, but take a listen to Miss Holter and I dare you not to feel the same!
The lovely young Julia graduated from prestigious CalArts with a degree in composition (Yes! She is a smarty pants!). Her first album, Tragedy, was released in 2011 and her second album, Ekstasis, followed in 2012. Both are shimmering, angelic masterworks of synthesizer and electronica and experimental musings and oh dear readers, again, I must say it again – that voice!
Holter sounds like she has just swooped down from above, all diamond bright and beautiful!
Listen my dears… and feel your heart break, in a good way…