Julia Holter was an American singer and songwriter who released the critically-acclaimed album, Have You In My Wilderness, in 2015. Born and raised in Los Angeles in 1984, Holter always had a desire to be a professional musician. She studied music at an esteemed Los Angeles performance arts high school, and went on to further her studies at CALArts in Valencia. By the late-2000s Holter was writing and recording her own music, in addition to performing on various compilation albums. The in 2011 Holter released her first solo album, Tragedy, which she largely record alone in her bedroom. The album failed to chart, but it did earn Holter a cult following, as well as a glowing review from NPR. Buoyed by Tragedy's unexpected critical acclaim, Holter recorded a follow-up album in 2012, Ekstasis. That album was also a critical hit, thus further establishing Hotler's rise in the independent music world. Holter released a third album in 2013, Loud City Song, which was her first to be released on the British independent music label Domino Records. Loud City Song received overwhelmingly positive reviews upon its release in August of 2013, and by the end of the year had made several music critics' Top 50 list. It would be another two years before Julia Holter released a new album, but for fans of her music, the wait proved to be worth it. Holter's 2015 album, Have You In My Wilderness, was her highest-charting album to date, and was deemed a bonafide critical smash upon its release. By the year's end, Have You In My Wilderness had made several critics' Top 10 list for the best album of year - a first for Julia Holter.