Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lydia Ainsworth releases Wicked Game

Lydia Ainsworth has shared a recording of her heart-wrenching cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game, a staple of her live set that has been called ”haunting and moving” (Stereogum). She’s also announced a slew of upcoming European tour dates. Of the cover, Ainsworth says:

“The face is a threshold where a world looks out and a world looks in on itself. With every listen to Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game I seem to always return enriched. It is one of the most intense and direct glimpses into another’s hidden world. I hope you will enjoy my cover.”


Composer / producer / singer Lydia Ainsworth has been secretly writing and recording songs over the past three years from bedrooms and basements between Toronto and Brooklyn. What began as pass-time sketches between composing music for film and multimedia projects has over time revealed an enchanting collection of experimental pop songs with a life of their own.

Blurring the boundaries between indie music, filmic orchestration, and electronic music, Lydia’s debut ‘Right From Real’ thrives on haunting melodies and draws inspiration from a wide range of musical sources – Verdi’s Requiem, Ace of Base, Bulgarian Choirs, Bernard Herrmann, Tones on Tail, Art of Noise… just to name a few. This unexpected marriage of influence flows throughout much of Lydia’s previous work which features use of voice sampling and string arrangements woven into a unique pop fabric.