Today, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/composer Julia Holter has released her brand new single, “Evening Mood.” It is the third single lifted from her upcoming album, Something in the Room She Moves, which will be released on March 22nd via Domino.

With “Evening Mood,” Holter had in mind invoking the love hormone oxytocin, with Dev Hoff’s portamento fretless bass lines and Beth Goodfellow’s soft mallet heartbeat-like drums as foundation. Over the heavily-filtered rhythm section, an array of sparkling voices swim: Holter’s gliding vocals, Chris Speed’s soaring birdlike clarinet, and bright Prophet pads by Tashi Wada.

The “underwater” production style was informed by a heavy dose of Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo, her daughter’s favorite movie at the time, about a fish that turns into a little girl. “I was inspired by the transformability of creatures, and how this malleability works alongside our capacity for love. I wanted everything to feel very liquid,” she says of the song, which features a “heavily filtered ultrasound heartbeat” sent through a phaser. “I wanted it to sound like it was inside the body.”

“Evening Mood” comes via a video by Dicky Bahto featuring dancer Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta — which can be found below.


“Evening Mood” follows the previously released singles “Spinning” and “Sun Girl.” Something in the Room She Moves is available to pre-order on Mart edition clear vinyl with a doubled sided poster/lyric sheet and signed photo, as well as indie edition red translucent vinyl, LP, CD and digitally.


Julia Holter something artwork

Album artwork by Christina Quarles


  1. Sun Girl
  2. These Morning
  3. Something in the Room She Moves
  4. Materia
  5. Meyou
  6. Spinning
  7. Ocean
  8. Evening Mood
  9. Talking to the Whisper
  10. Who Brings Me

Tour dates:


Apr 7 – Nantes, FR @ Nantes Variations Festival

Apr 9 – London, UK @ Earth

Apr 10 – Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, BE @ Orangerie Du Jardin Botanique

Apr 12 – Berlin, DE @ Colosseum


May 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

May 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

May 6 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile

May 7 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater

May 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

May 11 – Chicago, IL @ Outset

May 13 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall

May 14 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont

May 15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

May 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

May 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

May 19 – Washington, DC @ The Atlantis

May 21 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

May 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory)