Julianna Barwick has premiered an otherworldly video for “The Harbinger” today. Helmed by frequent collaborator Derrick Belcham, the images highlight the ethereal quality of the song itself. Julianna’s ghost floats in a pool, her dress cuffs fluttering like jellyfish and a wispy train of tulle her shroud. Belcham says, “The video illustrates a moment in which an individual makes a sudden choice which they know will change their life forever, for better or worse, and the freedom that this affords them, liberating or oppressive. It is a non-linear illustration of catharsis.”
Belcham also worked with Barwick on a live video of her song “Crystal Lake” filmed by Belcham and E Lee Smith during Julianna’s record release show on August 20, 2013 at Judson Church in New York. The video features Julianna’s expanded live set up with guitarist Scott Bell, and special guests violist Rose Nelis and vocalists Sharon Van Etten, Kate McGuire, Taraka and Nimai Larson (Prince Rama).
Julianna’s headlining US west coast tour starts in Lincoln, NE on November 15 and continues with stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego (where she’ll appear with Mark McGuire), among a host of other cities. The tour also features a stop at the Flaming Lips’ Womb Gallery in Oklahoma City. A full set of tour dates is listed below.