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The Ballad of Arty Loner Girl

juliaholterThe same type of girl, or a slight variation thereof, appears in each of the below videos. I think of her as “Arty Loner Girl”.

Arty Loner Girl has a number of identifiers:

  • Invariably has long brown hair
  • Spends a lot of time walking around, seemingly aimlessly, often in forests
  • Often has a pet dog
  • Likes natural fabrics and hippie styles, wears a lot of black
  • Very serious, brooding, exudes sensitivity
  • Rarely, if ever, interacts with other humans

She personifies something in our current culture, appearing as an unintentional emblem, a symbol… but of what? A certain type of angst?  A searching restlessness? An introspective remove from the modern world?

Julia Holter – “Feel You”:

Siv Jakobsen – “How We Used to Love”:

Jennifer Castle- “Nature”:

Birdy- “Shelter”:

Meg Baird- “The Finder”:

Rachel Sermanni- “The Fog”:


4 comments on “The Ballad of Arty Loner Girl

  1. booksnob22
    August 4, 2015

    This is great, interesting theme and nice collection.

  2. Rob
    August 4, 2015


  3. nicoleaugust
    August 7, 2015

    All those trees must make them depressed or something ;).

  4. Rob
    August 8, 2015

    Ha! Yes, I originally thought of her as Depressed Loner Girl, but then felt maybe I was being too judgmental….

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