If you missed Lydia Ainsworth’s recent single, “Malachite,” you’re in luck because the new video makes a perfect introduction. Ainsworth is a recent signee to Arbutus Records, the same place that spawned Grimes, Majical Cloudz, and Doldrums. “Malachite” was synth pop that constantly surprised in its sounds, using everything from ghostly choir vocals, samples that could have been culled from the sound chip of a really good Super Nintendo game, and Ainsworth’s haunting voice. Matthew Lessner’s video, meanwhile, takes a few finger lights, combines them with complicated choreography (by Princess Lockeroo) and extremely talented dancers, and makes something creepy, beautiful, and impossible to take your eyes off of. Watch it below and catch her this month live.
06/12 Montreal, QC @ Picolo Rialto (Slut Island Festival)
06/14 Brooklyn NY @ Shea Stadium (Northside Festival)
06/19 Toronto ON @ Edward Day Gallery (NXNE Festival)
Lydia Ainsworth’s new EP Right from Real – Pt. I is out now via Arbutus.