Lydia Ainsworth – “Afterglow” Video

Lydia Ainsworth is releasing her sophomore album, Darling Of The Afterglow, next month, and today she’s sharing a new track from it, “Afterglow,” the follow-up to last month’s excellent lead single “The Road.” Whereas the first song we heard from the album was an outward-facing pop song, “Afterglow” is insular and sparse, taking its cues from FKA twigs’ fibrous electronic music. Ainsworth’s voice repeats and collapses on itself: “In the void, I know her touch,” she sings at one point; “I know her touch, I know this touch,” her shadow whispers back. The new song comes attached to an alluring video directed by her sister, Abby Ainsworth (who also directed the video for “The Road”), that places Ainsworth against a stark black background faintly illuminated by a light. Watch and listen below.

Darling Of The Afterglow is out 3/31 via Arbutus/Bella Union.