Here is your princess
and here is the horizon
A new sort of magnetic. Beyond mere performance. The depth and breadth of Aldous Harding’s brave new world is astonishing.
Her first record, full of sublime folk, hinted at star potential, but this new one, Party, well, this could be anything. She is going for it, in every way. We’re with her.
Intensely personal, universal, emotive, funny, dark, shape shifting, every song a different planet, Aldous inhabiting it completely, pushing deeper and further into new realms; to the point where you wonder why more artists just don’t go this far. It is frankly thrilling, absolutely committed and realised with the panache of one of the greats. Like a chameleon, different in each song and video, yet always her.
The real rewards are beyond first impressions. Her songs are …well, what to say? Sublime, beautiful, catchy, meditative…I’m throwing my hands up here. Sometimes cat-hair soft, embroidered minimal clarion calls, sometimes pulsing plaintive…ah gee there’s no point. My lord, it’s beautiful.
All my life (hey!) I’ve had to fight to stay
You were right, love takes time, hey, hey
I recommend you just watch her videos, listen to her songs, see her live, and feel alive to the wild possibilities that creative expression provides.
She has pushed us all further out into it, and made us float.
I broke my neck
Dancing to the edge of the world, babe
A new natural resource for a depleted planet.