Directed by Jose Wolff,  “Goddess Eyes I” is the latest video from Julia Holter‘s second album, Ekstasis. In a recent interview with Dummy, Wolff spoke about his vision for the dreamlike video, particularly the inspiration he found in De Chirico, L’Avventura, and Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night. As the ghostly singer, dressed in a regal, white gown, glides past a colonnade and into the woods, I was reminded of a scene in Last Year at Marienbad, where the woman credited only as “A” wanders the shadowy grounds surrounding the château. In short, the 1961 Alain Resnais film is ambiguous and surreal. Similarly, Wolff’s oneiric, visual interpretation is a perfect complement to the dreamlike nature of the song, Holter’s ethereal voice, and hypnotic lyrics. I don’t think it’s a coincidence “Marienbad” happens to be the name of the first song from Ekstasis.

Check out the first version of the song, “Goddess Eyes,” from Holter’s debut Tragedy, and the longer, remixed version, “Goddess Eyes II” from Ekstasis below.

And if you haven’t seen it already, here’s the video for Holter’s “Sea Called Me Home,” which Wolff also directed.

For those in the New York area, Julia Holter will be playing Bowery Ballroom this Friday, August 31, in New York. Tickets are still available. You can also check out the full tour schedule on her official website.

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