Julia Holter’s “Feel You” is named Best New Track, reviewed by jennpelly

Julia Holter — In the Same Room (Domino)

It’s difficult to avoid cinematic descriptors when talking about the music of LA-based pop experimentalist Julia Holter. Her music is noirish and suspenseful, her lyrics oblique and surreal, populated with hallucinatory imagery. A tapestry of different characters make their way through Holter’s world, including such archetypes as the hopeless romantic, the femme fatale, and the world-weary bard. Underlying all this is a sense of fatalistic melancholy, as though the characters are aware that the fantasy world they are helping to conjure will end when the music does, leaving us with only the memory of something lost.

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Julia Holter - Marienbad

From the album Ekstasis.