Julia Lucille, who moved to Austin, Texas, in 2012 (after her music studies in Portland), chose to symbolically highlight the mythology surrounding Zeus and Demeter’s daughter Persephone, and her journey toward darkness and ultimately rebirth. The Goddess of the underworld, springtime, flowers and vegetation, is also a character full of feminity, and we can hear that too in the music of Julia. For instance, while recording this new album, the artist decided to reject guitar parts and tones that sounded too aggressive or masculine in favor of balance and subtlety. The final rendition is particularly elegant and subtle and reminds us of another artist we love here at HighClouds: Julia Holter.
Her last video for “Darkening” was shot, directed, and edited by Jordan Moser in Wimberley, Texas, and is a beautiful portray of Nature and its contradictory elements.