When Julia Holter sings, the line "Can I feel you?" is more of a question of capability than one of permission, as a feeling of faint familiarity mixes with lingering inquisitiveness. That gap between existing in a moment and fully grasping it is where the songs on Have You In My Wilderness, Holter's fourth album, reside.
The California musician's songs have always been a gateway to a resplendent musical landscape, but Holter's latest songs are also imbued with a striking sense of adventure. Using her radiant voice as a central thread through the album's winding stylistic path, Holter and her three-piece band exude graceful strength.
During her recent in-studio session at KEXP, Holter invited listeners into her intriguing domain. Follow her here.
Watch Julia Holter's full performance on KEXP's YouTube channel.