Lydia Ainsworth is headed to London as part of a European tour in support of her new album, ‘Darling of the Afterglow’.
The Toronto-based artist, composer, and producer plays London Fields Brewery on 31 May 2017.
In the run-up to the LP’s release on 31 March, she’s released three songs, including the latest, ‘Into The Blue’.
“‘Into The Blue’ is about reaching the very bottom of one’s emotional depths to achieve purification from fear,” she says of the single, which follows ‘The Road’ and ‘Afterglow’ in teasing an album that sometimes finds the musician stepping out of her comfort zone.
“I usually have to be out of my element to get that spark of inspiration,” she says of the follow-up to her 2014 debut ‘Right From Real’. And that went as far as the LP’s title, taken from the Art Deco statue ‘Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Angeles’ (Queen of the Angels) near Los Angeles’ Echo Park.
“Walking around the lake just after sunset at a time when I was desperate for human connection, I found comfort in this statue. She gave me the inspiration for the lyrics to the song. It was as if she was singing them to me,” reveals Ainsworth.