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 Add yours

  1. booksnob22 says:

    This is great, interesting theme and nice collection.

  2. Rob says:


  3. nicoleaugust says:

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

  4. Rob says:

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

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