Sydney based singer songwriter Julia Johnson has just released her new video for the ethereal single ‘Collarbone’. With the help of producer and musical extraordinaire Sarah Belkner, Johnson has created a synth driven, psych-folk opus. Check out the video below.
We had Julia Johnson give us a bit of background on how the video came to be.
“Having recorded Melissa and Collarbone as a pair, I wanted to find a way to tie the videos together. Both songs deal with internal forces holding you back, holding you down.
The video was filmed by 2018 Young Walkley Award winner, Rohan Thomson. Rohan and I have worked together a few times now for photos, but never for a music video – we were both excited to have an excuse to make something together on our favourite strange landscape, Lake George.
The video for Collarbone is about feeling held back by your own inner demons, so I decided to looks at ways to visually distill that concept. 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.”
Julia is currently on tour in support of ‘Collarbone’, and you can catch her on the following dates:
July 7, The Street Theatre – Canberra, ACT
July 27, The Wesley Anne – Melbourne, VIC
August 10, 107 Projects – Sydney, NSW