Less is More for I am Harlequin’s ‘Minimal
Location: London, UK
FFO: Laurel, Rae Morris
Label: Stop Being Cute Records
In this stripped back track, London based singer-songwriter I am Harlequin lets her voice do the talking. ‘Minimal’ does what its says on the tin; being just her voice over empty, hollow beats and touches of synths. Gradually more loops are added, but they are used sparingly and the track remains sparse.
In her own words, I am Harlequin describes ‘Minimal’ as representing “a bit of a departure from the traditional I Am Harlequin style – the opera-inspired tones, epic choirs and general sense of grandeur.” Check out the music video below, which has been directed by Sean Clancy (Royksopp, New Order):