It’s somewhat of a coming-of-age story. It starts with that central choice of whether to run out in the wild and be free of others, or to be one with the city and embrace it and laugh at it at the same time. All the songs came out of that question, and each one is about this person investigating different approaches. It’s also themed around the loudness of society: media, gossip, celebrity obsession.
Julia Holter has a third LP, Loud City Song, coming in August, and Pitchfork has put up a brief interview with her. [via Pitchfork]