Artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth will release her forthcoming sophomore album in March. Today she has shared the album track and video “Afterglow”, the second single off Darling of the Afterglow. The video was directed by Lydia’s sister Abby Ainsworth, who also directed the album’s first single “The Road.” Darling of the Afterglow will be released through Arbutus/Bella Union on March 31st.
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.
Darling of the Afterglow is Lydia Ainsworth’s second record and follow up to 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.
North American Tour Dates:
3/14-19/17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
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