We dubbed Lydia Ainsworth’s spectral Right From Real Album Of The Week back in 2014, and today the Toronto pop experimentalist has released a new video for that project’s “White Shadows.” The animated clip works in blues and blacks, telling its own narrative alongside Ainsworth’s lyrics. It was drawn and directed by Tara Dougans, who said this of the clip:
The video serves as a 4 minute visual response to Lydia’s composition. Rather than work with narrative, the focus was to create an interplay with the song — something akin to the invisible dance that takes place within the subconscious mind as an underlying energy takes shape and begins to grow. A dance because the evolution of an idea (a shadow) is often non-linear, traveling miles intuitively up from the depths in trust before suddenly arriving into light.
Watch it below, and as an added bonus, Right From Real is still available to stream here if you somehow missed it last year.
Right From Real is out now via Arbutus.