Midwife has released a new song called ‘Sickworld’, out now via Hardly Art. Listen to it below.
On the track’s Bandcamp page, Midwife’s Madeline Johnston wrote: “I started collecting globes. ‘Sickworld’ was written in late 2021, during a long, cold winter. The world is sick. I’m coming down with it. I wanted to relate the unrest and ailments experienced externally with the general malaise I had been feeling emotionally for a long time. The lyrics are a culmination of festering thoughts I was carrying around, and digestible pieces of larger ideas like faith, sobriety, and death. It is also largely about being homesick for another time. Timesick. But this is being homesick for a place you can never return to, because it doesn’t exist. The world is sick, it needs medicine. This song is about healing.”
Midwife’s latest album, Luminol, came out last year. Johnston has since covered Chevelle’s ‘Send the Pain Below’ and unveiled collaborations with Nothing, Drowse, and Kathryn Mohr. Check out our Artist Spotlight Q&A with Midwife.