DARLING OF THE AFTERGLOW OUT NOW VIA ARBUTUS RECORDS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BEGIN TOMORROW
“...This is Ainsworth's creative sweet spot...an eerie, exquisite lullaby that drifts between delicate verses and mighty choruses driven by rich piano chords and electronic drums.” - NPR Music
“Bold and stirring, Darling of the Afterglow further establishes Lydia Ainsworth as a master of arrangement and melody” - Exclaim!
“lushly cinematic fare to ethereal electronica to out-there R&B” - The Globe And Mail
“Now here’s a winter pop jam.” - New York Magazine’s Vulture
“...easily her biggest and most dynamic release so far.” - FACT Mag
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Toronto-based artist, composer, and producer Lydia Ainsworth just released her gorgeous sophomore album, Darling Of The Afterglow, via Arbutus Records last month, and today she unveils the video for “Into The Blue”. The song is “about reaching the very bottom of one's emotional depths to achieve purification from fear," according to Ainsworth. Watch the music video and read an exclusive Q&A with Dazed HERE.
Ainsworth will bring Darling Of The Afterglow on the road starting this week for her first-ever headlining tour throughout North America. To get a sneak peek of what to expect, watch the stunning live videos of Ainsworth performing “Afterglow” and “WLCM”. Full tour dates can be found below and tickets can be purchased here.
Darling Of The Afterglow is Lydia Ainsworth’s second record and follow up to the JUNO Award 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.
LYDIA AINSWORTH TOUR DATES
4/19/17 - Washington, DC @ DC 9
4/20/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
4/22/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
4/24/17 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
4/25/17 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PBD
4/26/17 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
4/28/17 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
4/29/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
5/2/17 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
5/3/17 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
5/4/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
5/6/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
5/8/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
5/30/17 - Brighton @ The Joker
5/31/17 - London @ London Fields Brewery
6/1/17 - Paris @ Escape B
6/2/17 - Antwerp @ Trix Bar
6/3/17 - Rotterdam @ V11
6/5/17 - Hamburg @ Uebel & Gefährlich
6/6/17 - Colgne @ YUCA
6/7/17 - Berlin @ Kantine am Berghain
6/8/17 - Amsterdam @ Sugar Factory