Meditations on Crime unveils “Heloise,” the debut single from the brand new collaborative project via AntiFragile Music. Performed by Julia Holter, with lyrics by Holter and Harper Simon who also produced the track, the song features music by Animal Collective’s Geologist. Arriving with artwork by famed photographer Jessica Craig-Martin, the track teases more music and visual art to come later this year.
Holter shares, “When Harper mentioned the theme was crime, a book of the letters of Heloise and Abelard was next to me and I thought medieval sinning would be a nice topic, from Heloise’s perspective. I liked the music Geologist had made and Heloise started singing along.“
“It is not the deed but the intention that makes the crime” – Heloise
Inspired by the love affair and correspondence between French nun and philosopher Heloise and her colleague and collaborator, the theologian Abelard, Harper shares, “Julia and I went back and forth on the lyrics, exchanging couplets until it felt right. She then delivered a beautiful vocal, her melodic sense both compositional and free, over a cool experimental track by Geologist. Honored to have collaborated with both of them.”
Photo Courtesy: Shervin Lainez