ALBUM REVIEW: Aldous Harding – Warm Chris | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 25.03.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warm Chris is the fourth installation of Aldous Harding’s discography. This folksy romp through spacious pastures teases down the field, through Harding’s sparse and pondering storytelling we are guided gently, with a coy smile playing across every note. 

With the instrumentals feeling deliberately empty, the wordplay has the opportunity to dance freely, uninhabited by the unnecessary. With sombre instrumentals slowly gaining traction across the record, as Harding contemplates falling in and out of love, documenting her fruitless attempts to rekindle companionship, there is a reserved and hesitant quality in the sounds that back her tales. They feel tender and, with a multitude of emotions, Harding’s voice takes centre stage, modulating and contorting into the perfect vessel for each character’s journey.

 

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