Julia Holter announces new album, Aviary, shares video for lead single, “I Shall Love 2”: Watch

The art pop composer has also revealed a full fall and winter tour itinerary

Julia Holter Dicky Bahto New Album Aviary I Shall Love 2 Tour Dates
Julia Holter, photo by Dicky Bahto

    Julia Holter has announced a new record called Aviary. The follow-up to 2015’s Have You in My Wilderness is due out October 26th from Domino.

    The art pop composer describes the 15-track effort as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world.” She was inspired to pen the collection after reading the opening line of a 2009 short story by Etel Adnan: “I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds.” As Holter put it in a press release,

    “Amidst all the internal and external babble we experience daily, it’s hard to find one’s foundation. I think this album is reflecting that feeling of cacophony and how one responds to it as a person – how one behaves, how one looks for love, for solace. Maybe it’s a matter of listening to and gathering the seeming madness, of forming something out of it and envisioning a future.”

    As a first listen, Holter has shared the lead single “I Shall Love 2”. It comes via a Dicky Bahto-directed video, which you can watch below.

    Aviary was produced by Holter herself alongside Kenny Gilmore and executive producer Cole MGN. It features the musical talents of percussionist Corey Fogel, bassist Devin Hoff, violinist/viola player/singer Dina Maccabee, trumpeter Sarah Belle Reid, violinist Andrew Tholl, and synth/bagpipes player Tashi Wada.


    Pre-orders are available now through Domino, and the album artwork and tracklist are below.

    Aviary Artwork:

    Julia Holter Aviary Album Cover Artwork

    Aviary Tracklist:
    01. Turn The Light On
    02. Whether
    03. Chaitius
    04. Voce Simul
    05. Everyday Is An Emergency
    06. Another Dream
    07. I Shall Love 2
    08. Underneath The Moon
    09. Colligere
    10. In Gardens’ Muteness
    11. I Would Rather See
    12. Les Jeux To You
    13. Words I Heard
    14. I Shall Love 1
    15. Why Sad Song

    Holter will support her fifth album will a full fall and winter tour. Find her itinerary below.

    Julia Holter 2018-2019 Tour Dates:
    10/14 – Lake Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
    11/24 – Leeuwarden, NL @ Explore the North Festival
    11/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
    11/27 – Bochum, DE @ Schauspiel
    11/28 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
    11/30 – Berlin, DE @ Funkhaus
    12/01 – Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie
    12/02 – Frankfurt, DE @ Brotfabrik
    12/03 – Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele
    12/05 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
    12/06 – Machester, UK @ Gorilla
    12/07 – Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers
    12/08 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
    12/10 – Edinburgh, UK @ Summerhall
    12/11 – Leeds, UK @ Howard Assembly Rooms
    12/12 – London, UK @ Hackney Arts Centre
    02/19 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    02/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    02/22 – New York, NY @ Warsaw
    02/23 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    02/24 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
    02/26 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
    02/27 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    02/28 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    03/01 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    03/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
    03/05 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
    03/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

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