Ainsworth proves once again that she’s a master of arrangement and melody.
Listen to “Nighttime Watching” Here:
Vividly imagined and richly felt, the follow-up to Ainsworth’s Juno-nominated Right from Real (2014) is an album of intimate emotions projected onto beautiful, white vinyl.
“Jimi Hendrix said you need fantasy to see reality more clearly.” –Lydia Ainsworth
The album brilliantly brings together pop classicism and classical smarts to merge with other-worldly synthetic sounds and weird-gothic R&B influences.
Allmusic says about the album:
“Ainsworth's ornate palette and attention to detail may not attract casual listeners, but those drawn to the icy yet vulnerable strangeness of acts like FKA twigs or certainly Ainsworth's first album will find a rewarding set that expands with repeat plays.”
Lydia Ainsworth –Darlings Of The Afterglow
Ainsworth’s sophomore album proves eclectic, lush, and versatile; it does a lot, but it does most things well.
Although her experimentation can seem otherworldly at times, the dynamic producer and songwriter demonstrates her skills in a musical format that’s worth repeated listens.
Lydia Ainsworth defies mainstream pop culture with an unusual and ominous approach, while still retaining a listenable quality that’s sure to attract more fans.
Lydia has lots of growth ahead of her, but Afterglow certainly doesn’t suffer the sophomore slump syndrome. Definitely worth spinning on vinyl.
- The Road
- What Is It
- Open Doors
- Into the Blue
- Wicked Game
- I Can Feel It
- Nighttime Watching
The best things come in thin square packages.
Arbutus has brought artists like Grimes to the mainstream. Lydia fits right in on this label.
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Free Digital Download
Vinyl at home, digital on the go. We get it! Free download card included with the album.