Aldous Harding interview: on being calm and in love
March 9th 2016
- Aldous Harding :: Interview with Greta Balog
Despite being a little too full from some eggs benny, Aldous Harding made it into our studio to talk about her forthcoming second album and give us an exclusive listen to a brand new track, “I’m So Sorry”.
As of late, the folk musician has been working with Spunk Records to create an album she feels is “more accessible to people”. The New Zealand native is setting out on a rather massive tour this month, performing music from her new album and some material from the first. Given the storytelling aspect of folk, Aldous tells us about the evolution of her music and how she feels about playing the old and the new together:
“I get to go back to the old faves, and I’ve actually forgotten how to play the old ones on that record… Now when I play them again it feels good, it feels new… I think that those songs were very organic and raw… I made a real effort with these ones that I didn’t make with the first ones.”
When asked about her first record, Aldous talks about some of the darker, heavier material she released on her self-titled album. She recalls one song in particular that surprised her with its darkness after coming back to it at this new point in her life. Aldous says she’s become a calmer, happier person in recent times, something she feels is definitely reflected in the new album. She attributes part of her happiness to having dealt with all that raw emotion on the last album, and to the love she’s found this time around. While the spookiness of her debut was left in the past, Aldous’s new material still haunts our hearts – just in a different way.
Listen to the whole interview above.