Premiere: Julia Johnson channels Florence Welch in vid for Collarbone
The personal, minimalist clip arrives ahead of a trio of tour dates across July and August.
There's a real beauty in the way Florence Welch presents herself - whether it's vocally, such us on the booming latest Florence + The Machine album High As Hope, or in her videos and live performances, which often feature her, front-and-centre, gracefully prancing around as the music wails behind her. Australia's Julia Johnson conducts herself in a similar manner on her latest single Collarbone - her vocals dynamic and commanding as they soar above a synth-driven, indie-folk-infused instrumental. It's gripping with its emotive vulnerability, something Johnson has again highlighted in the single's official video clip.
Arriving today, the video clip for Collarbone puts Johnson in focus, contrasting striking colours with a blurred landscape and generally quite minimalist backdrop that Johnson uses as the central theme of the single's video. "The video for Collarbone is about feeling held back by your own inner demons, so I decided to look at ways to visually distil that concept," she says on the clip, which arrives ahead of a trio of tour dates over July and August. "The minimal, natural moonscape of Lake George gives this sense of beautiful isolation as the sun sets. I’m very plot-driven in my videos, so even if the viewer just enjoys the twisted choreography and pastel landscape, I know there’s a story in there. The anonymous hands take me over until I find someone who will hold me, but I won’t settle for his distant and loveless embrace, choosing to battle the hands, the isolation they represent." Watch the Sydney musician's captivating video below, and make sure you catch her at her shows in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne - full dates underneath the video.
July 7 - The Street Theatre, Canberra
July 27 - The Wesley Anne, Melbourne
August 10 - 107 Projects, Sydney
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