Midwife is the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Madeline Johnston. She is originally from San Miguel, New Mexico, but has lived and worked in Denver since the middle of the previous decade. This is where her soft-gaze anthems are created, in which she explores the darkest sides of her experiences. She describes her project genre-wise as Heaven Metal, defined as emotional music that themes processes of destruction and catharsis. Others describe her sound as dream-ambient (FLOOD Magazine), emotional apocalypse (SPIN), evoking a feeling of sadness that seems almost limitless (Bandcamp). In her music, Midwife evokes the ghosts of Julee Cruise, Kim Gordon, Beth Orton and Marissa Nadler, yet remains a completely unique artist, telling her own story. Midwife hosts her radio show on NTS, entitled Machine of Loving.