13 Feb 2017

Songcrush: Aldous Harding - Horizon

From Songcrush

Aldous Harding - ‘Horizon’

Cantabrian songwriter Aldous Harding announced her new album with this song in live performances midway through last year. With three piano chords, a dirgey pace and a melody which barely moves, it was an unlikely hit with audiences. Now here’s the John Parish recorded version, which builds on its intensity with just a subtle drone and some carefully placed multi-tracked voice. With the refrain "Here is your princess / here is your horizon" we’re left hanging. Has the prince ridden off into the sunset? It’s powerful, dramatic and unique.
Kirsten Johnstone