A few months ago, the Toronto singer and sound manipulator Lydia Ainsworth released the lovely and cinematic debut album Right From Real. And now she’s the latest in a long line of indie types to cover Chris Isaak’s deathless 1989 torch song “Wicked Game.” Ainsworth has been doing the song live for a while, and now she’s shared a recorded version of it, which layers up her voice in subtle and effective ways. Her version is mostly just voice and piano, but it feels lush and finely orchestrated, mostly because of quiet production details that you might not consciously notice but which add to the feel of the thing. Download her version of the song below.
Right From Real is out now on Arbutus.