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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:15

Why Aldous Harding isn’t willing to compromise

Written by  Spencer Dukoff

Before she answers each interview question, Aldous Harding takes a measured pause.

In those extended silences, you can hear the wheels turning for an artist who’s uncompromising in her creative vision and willing to contemplate the perceived meanings of her art.

The New Zealand folk singer released her sophomore album “Party” in May. The collection of haunting, spare ruminations on love and addiction has earned rave reviews from critics and helped introduce Harding to a wider audience.

Harding brings her dramatic live show to New York on Wednesday night at Bowery Ballroom.

Ahead of the show, Harding spoke with the Daily News over the phone about working with legendary producer John Parish, switching between personas and what she’s planning for the future.

New York Daily News: Why do you think that you write songs?

Aldous Harding: At the start, I felt like I needed to. And now the need's just redirected. I mean, it's my job, but it's also something I enjoy doing. I don't enjoy writing songs so much as having written a song, you know? The process can be a bit spooky.

I don't know. I write songs for the same reasons most artists write songs -because I have to, whatever that means.

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