Julia Othmer – ‘Purple and Gray’, And ‘Bring Peace For Christmas’

Los Angeles based artist Julia Othmer has released a double whammy with the videos for two songs, ‘Purple And Gray’, and ‘Bring Peace For Christmas’.

The video for ‘Purple And Gray’, directed by James T Lundie, will sweep you away, particularly the final shot. Lundie directs the camera to rise above the waves of a beach, while Othmer wades into the water and lets the surf flow over her. Gradually the perspective widens, as if attached to a hot air balloon, and being allowed to climb hundreds of metres into space. At the end, the shot is so far above Othmer, her head resembles a black pinprick.

‘Purple And Gray’ features on Julia’s upcoming album, ‘SOUND’, and it’s a great example of what she does so well, with ambiguous and suggestive lyrics, and a beguiling arrangement.

Julia Othmer - "Purple and Gray" Official Video

‘Bring Peace For Christmas’ also comes with a video shot by Lundie, and is a stop motion animation. It’s a fun clip with Othmer’s vocals and lyrics the perfect antidote to all the woes in the world and the same old Christmas songs we hear every single year.

Julia Othmer - Bring Peace for Christmas

Find out more about Julia Othmer online on her official website.

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