Midwife Casts a Spell of Spectral Shoegaze on ‘Liar’
Midwife, the solo project of Madeline Johnston, is an endeavor that combines shoegaze and drone into a prism of beauty. She's set to release her new record, Like Author, Like Daughter, and today you can hear "Liar," a song that blends waves of distortion with a delicate edge, finessing a kind of strained beauty. Her vocals sound distant and obscured underneath the layers of guitar static and noise. It creates a spectral effect, her presence fading in and out like some kind of memory recorded to tape, creating faint, comforting feelings of nostalgia that fade out as soon as they arrive.
Hear "Liar" below, and pre-order Like Author, Like Daughter from Whited Sepulchre.