Hali – Siren / Whirl 2: Viscerally Wounding Indie Folk

Siren / Whirl 2 is one of those rare tracks that you’ll get the pleasure of stumbling across every now and again which never gives you the option of listening to it. Instead, from the first note from the electrifying synth you become arrested by the viscerally wounding reverb which practically consumes you.

Up and coming recording artist Hali carries a bewitching amount of strength in her vocals in a way not too dissimilar from Warpaint and London Grammar vocalists. Yet her decadent instrumental approach resonated with a Lynchian doom-impounding chill. If the soundscapes created by the deftly talented artist weren’t so compelling, I’d probably have the fear. Hali’s decision to split Siren / Whirl 2 into a two-part medley was frankly ingenious. As you start to mourn the fade-out of the fist segment, you are then treated to a heavier, more electrifying, digitally-led soundscape. Hali may just be the up and coming artist with the ability to redefine how we view progressive music. Each note in her single was tentatively placed for maximum impact from start to finish, the fluidity matches with the tonality and the spaces around the sound add even more essence.

You can check out Siren / Whirl 2 for yourself alongside the rest of Hali’s stunning EP ‘Siren’ by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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