Julia Holter's sonic adventure continues: Unveiling 'Sun Girl' and the playful chaos within

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and composer Julia Holter releases her new single 'Sun Girl' today on Domino. Fragments of flute, field recordings, Yamaha CS-60, bagpipes, mellotron, drums, and fretless bass are interwoven to delirious and balmy effect, infusing the ludic drum programming and production style of Holter’s earliest recordings with a fresh vibrancy. The song’s lyrics - “Place me, drag me, move me, Sun Girl”—evoke the spirit of a childlike game, but also, says Holter, “being brought out of my comfort zone—into the unknown, playfulness and chaos.”

'Sun Girl' follows Holter's critically acclaimed 2018 album 'Aviary', which was hailed as "an odyssey stretching, sky-like, across 90 glorious minutes" (Pitchfork) and "her most captivating album yet" (Resident Advisor). In 2020 she composed the score for Eliza Hittman's award-winning film 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' and last year she wrote and performed a new live soundtrack to the 1928 silent film 'The Passion of Joan of Arc' with England's Chorus of Opera North; appeared on UK producer Call Super's full-length 'Eulo Cramps'; and created remixes for New Age icon Beverly Glenn-Copeland's 'Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined' and British hyper-pop pioneer Max Tundra's 'Remixtape'.

'Sun Girl' is accompanied by the following video, created by artist and animator Tammy Nguyễn.

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