Julia Holter Is an International Woman of Mystery in 'This Is a True Heart' Video

Sax-y spy clip lends cosmopolitan 'Loud City Song' track an air of global intrigue

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Julia Holter's latest video from her Essential Loud City Song matches a lightly exotic musical style with a spy-movie theme. "This Is a True Heart," we wrote, "flirts with easy-listening bossa nova" — but in an "eerie" way. Directed by Eugene Kotlayrenko, who captured the footage in Los Angeles' port district and Bonaventure hotel, the video follows clips for "Maxim's 1," "In the Green Wild," and "World." Keep an eye, especially, on the gorgeous saxophone.

Still, we can't help but wish the captioned dialogue included Belle and Sebastian's opening gambit: "So how do we know each other? And how do you have my number?"

Julia Holter tour dates:

September 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church *
September 12 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
September 14 - Portland, OR @ Holocene *
September 15 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
September 16 - Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret *
September 19 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium *
September 20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
September 21 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas *
September 22 - Columbus, OH @ Kobo *
September 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
September 26 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
October 24 - Berlin, Germany @ Volksbuehne
October 25 - Leipzig, Germany @ Connewitz
October 26 - Riga, Latvia @ Skanu Mezs Festival
October 27 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Winterthur, Salzhaus Salzhaus
October 29 - Dijon, France @ Novosonic Festival
October 30 - Paris, France @ Le Divan Du Monde
October 31 - Nantes, France @ SOY Festival
November 1 - Lyon, France @ Le Sucre
November 2 - St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Palace
November 3 - Brussels, Belgium @ Le Botanique
November 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Jazzhouse
November 6 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall
November 7 - Cologne, Germany @ Gebeaude 9
November 8 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ De Duif
November 9 - The Hague, Netherlands @ Rewire Festival
November 11 - London, United Kingdom @ Village Underground
November 12 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ Komedia
November 13 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ The Deaf Institute
November 14 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ Hosward Assembly Hall
November 15 - Liverpool, United Kingdom @ Leaf
November 16 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ The Cube
November 17 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Unitarian Church
November 19 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
November 20 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ CCA

* w/ Nedelle Torrisi

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