Madil Hardis stuns with haunting cello ballad ‘Natural Darkness’.
Hardis’ mellifluous vocals float above Hyman’s minimalist strings, cultivating an atmosphere of gothic romanticism. There is a captivating push-and-pull between organic and synthetic textures. Hardis allows ample space for the peripheral evocative cello playing to mesmerise.
Moments of electronic production add modern flair to the classical instrumentation. However, an antique charm prevails through the minimalist balladry. She shapes her influences into something entirely unique. ‘Natural Darkness’ highlights Hardis’ talent for crafting melancholia into sublime catharsis.