Julia Holter Shares Colourful, Psychedelic Video for New Song "Sun Girl"

It's Holter's first piece of solo material since 2018's 'Aviary'

BY Kaelen BellPublished Nov 7, 2023

Enigmatic art-pop wizard Julia Holter is back with "Sun Girl," her first piece of new solo music since releasing Aviary in 2018.

"Sun Girl" is a heavy-lidded, kaleidoscopic piece of unwieldy pop music, coloured by field recordings, Yamaha CS-60, bagpipes, mellotron, drums, fretless bass and glittering swipes of flute. It somewhat recalls the shadowy drift of Holter's earlier work, though it's been suffused with hi-def light. 

"Place me, drag me, move me, Sun Girl," Holter sings. In a statement, she described the song as "being brought out of my comfort zone — into the unknown, playfulness and chaos."

Since releasing Aviary in 2018, Holter composed the score for Eliza Hittman's film Never Rarely Sometimes Always in 2020, and recently wrote and performed a new live soundtrack to the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. In 2021, she appeared on Beverly Glenn-Copeland's Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined.

"Sun Girl" comes attached to a colourful, trippy video by artist and animator Tammy Nguyễn. Check it out below. 

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