Julia Holter has released a video for one of the dreamiest tracks on her new album, “Moni Mon Amie”. It has some nice light synthesizers laced throughout as well as some ambient effects. Lyrically, the song touches down on envy and jealousy, which have a direct impact on the visuals here in the video.
The video features Julia sitting at a desk answering calls like a secretary while another woman played by Julia does strange things to the field of vision. The objects on the secretary’s desk change frequently while the camera perspectives constantly shift. It is an interesting piece of visual art, which director Yelena Zhelezov says is about a person’s perception of the world while they long for the unattainable.
This is the first time I’m hearing of California singer-songwriter Julia Holter, but the forthcoming album the above song comes from is not her first rodeo. From what I understand, this will be her second official album, and it’s titled Ekstasis.
Hopefully, all the songs on this album are as charming as “Marienbad,” which features a shy, stripped-down introduction and Julia’s chilly winter vocals. About a minute and thirty seconds in, the song hits a groove and growing instrumentation come together to create an atmosphere that feels sort of indebted to Kate Bush. The finale is pretty beautiful as well. It’s the sound of sweet modesty, amplified by a wash of reverb effects.
Look for this Julia Holter album in March via RVNG International.