"Fowlis's ascent to international stardom, putting Gaelic folk on the world music map, is evidence that a sublime voice transcends language and culture"The Guardian
Julie Fowlis originally hails from North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is now based in the Highlands of Scotland. Firmly established as a world music artist with a natural interest and ability to cross-over into other genres and styles, she will forever be known as the singing voice of Merida, the female protagonist in the Disney-Pixar Oscar/Bafta/Golden Globe winning movie Brave.
During an impressive career spanning more than a decade, with multiple awards, accolades and four studio albums, she has until now, sung primarily in Scottish Gaelic.
The Latin title of her fifth studio album – alterum – gently suggests that this record offers a departure to what has gone before. Julie not only sings in English for the first time on one of her own albums but also offers up a beautiful traditional Galician song, Camariñas, the result of a minority-language collaboration called ‘Facing the Atlantic’.
Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2/6 Music) once described Julie’s songs ‘like beautiful messages from another world’. Julie explores the idea of ‘other worlds’ on this record, delving into the rich well of Gaelic material plus reaching out to other cultures, languages and traditions.