It took me long enough, but I’m finally getting around to posting the new Aldous Harding song, “The Barrel”, complete with disconcerting video. Her new album Designer is out April 26 via 4AD.
Harding was the creator of my favorite album of 2017, Party, and tied for first in artists I saw live the most times that same year. To say I’m a fan would be a bit of an understatement. The adjective I used earlier, disconcerting, can be easily blanketed upon most of her creations, music and videos, but there’s obviously more to it than that. There is an underlying current of despair within the seemingly airy and tranquil folk melodies. So many things breaking her apart from other similar artists in the fold right now.
You need to be listening to this.