Wednesday July 13th, 7:00pm
St. Matthew's Church
“Can I feel you? Are you mythological?” asks Julia Holter in the opening minutes of Have You In My Wilderness, her fourth full-length album, named one of the Best of 2015 by The Guardian, Stereogum, MOJO, The Line of Best Fit, and Pitchfork, who called it “her sunniest and most accessible.” Through 10 carefully crafted ballads filled with natural imagery and potent emotion—“wandering the liminal space between the conscious and the subconscious”—Holter’s keyboard and ethereal voice tell intimate stories of relationships and the love, trust, and power issues within them. While her melodies and vocal harmonies often sound like they fell out of Laurel Canyon, the crisp percussion sounds closer to now, while the layers of strings, horns, and auxiliary sounds suggest another time entirely (the future, perhaps?). The perspective of the title track shifts to that of a man’s, who asks, as a listener might, “Tell me, why do I feel you running away?” Holter will hold you close, but she always keeps you guessing.