Darling of the Afterglow out 31st March on Bella Union
Toronto-based artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth will release her sublime sophomore album in March, and today she shares a new track. A lush, haunting and utterly mesmerizing song, “Afterglow” is the second single off the forthcoming album Darling of the Afterglow. The video was directed by Lydia’s sister Abby Ainsworth, who also directed the album’s first single “The Road.” Watch “Afterglow” via The Fader HERE.
Darling of the Afterglow will be released through Arbutus/Bella Union on March 31st, 2017 – pre-order vinyl, CD and digital copies HERE.
To celebrate the release of her new album, Lydia Ainsworth will embark on her first-ever headlining tour throughout North America. She will also make a stop at SXSW in Austin this March. Get your tickets HERE now, and see below to find a show near you.
Darling of the Afterglow is Lydia Ainsworth’s second record and follow up to the Juno-nominated and critically acclaimed Right From Real (2014). The album features a team of local Toronto musicians, woven into Ainsworth’s programming, samples and string arrangements. “I usually have to be out of my element to get that spark of inspiration,” she says of songwriting. The songs on Darling of the Afterglow were all begun away from home, before being brought to fruition in her hometown.
Mixing yearning pop with other-worldly synthetic sounds, plush classical settings and weird-gothic R&B influences, Lydia Ainsworth’s new album is a richly imagined, richly felt work of future-pop classicism: an album of intimate emotions projected in heightened widescreen. The stunning, 11-track Darling of the Afterglow showcases a great leap forward from Right from Real’s already prodigious experi-pop riches.
Watch this space for more on Lydia Ainsworth and Darling of the Afterglow: http://lydiaainsworth.com/
1. The Road
2. What Is It?
5. Open Doors
7. Into The Blue
8. Wicked Game
9. I Can Feel It All
11. Nighttime Watching