As one might expect from a markedly innovative musical talent whose previous releases have drawn inspiration from Ancient Greek touchstones, Loud City Songs both delves into the past and charges into the future.
While 2011’s Tragedy and 2012’s Ekstasis were intimate and exquisitely forged sonic cathedrals on a bedroom-size scale, Holter chose to give these compositions a bit more room—and time—to grow. The songs on Loud City Song have been taking shape since before the release of Tragedy, and she teamed up with producer Cole M. Greif-Neill (Ariel Pink, Beck, Nite Jewel) and a team of LA musicians to realize them.
This time Holter draws from the 1944 French novella Gigi by Colette, “using it as a prism through which to explore her relationship with her hometown of Los Angeles and modern life universally,” according to Domino.
Check out the video for Loud City Song’s opening track, “World,” and grab your tickets for Holter’s July 12 show at LPR before they’re gone!
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