LYDIA AINSWORTH – ” Darling Of The Afterglow “

Posted: March 30, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Toronto-based artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth writes orchestral pop songs that register as otherworldly yet personal. It’s a unique knack she has, “for making grand sweeping gestures feel human,” . To record Darling Of The Afterglow—the follow-up to her Juno-nominated 2014 debut—Ainsworth, who has a background in classical music and film scores, worked with a team of local Toronto musicians, fusing instrumentation with synthetic sound design. The album’s exploratory and emotional themes are informed by her studies of surrealist and philosophical works. These disparate elements all coalesce in music sophisticated, approachable, and glowing extraordinarily bright.

Afterglow is taken from Lydia Ainsworth’s new album ‘Darling Of The Afterglow’ out March 31st

The Road is taken from Lydia Ainsworth’s new album ‘Darling Of The Afterglow’ out March 31st.

As the clanging keyboard chords that open ‘The Road’ ring out like sinister church bells, it’s clear that Canadian composer and songwriter Lydia Ainsworth’s second album is going to be something very special indeed.

“Astral mirrors guide the fall /Let’s go on and on and on once more,” murmurs Ainsworth, oozing sensuality, strength and supernatural sass over dark, unctuous beats. There are hints of Bat For Lashes’ gloom and Chvrches’ wondrous way with a synth-driven melody here, but Ainsworth’s voice is indelibly her own. ‘Afterglow’ plugs into the same moody, mystical vibe, while lyrics about “the queen of angels” pitch this as a deeply female record.


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