TOTW: Julia Holter_Betsy On The Roof

On album Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter follows art pop traditions whilst also creating her own sound in a way that keeps the genre as fresh as it sounded over 50 years ago.

Betsy On the Roof starts with a fairly traditional solitary vocalist and piano however these elements already hint at where the track is going in their production. Over exaggerated reverbs seem to detune and shimmer in the background. As the track continues more instrumentation builds on these foundations until it becomes a swaying skyscraper, unsteady and on the edge of toppling at any moment. Yet this house of cards manages to stand firm, a shining beacon of the more experimental side of modern pop: