New Music Fridays – Lydia Ainsworth

I saw this Canadian artist open for Yeasayer a couple years ago. For an opening performance, it was exciting and refreshing. She did everything herself with a couple keyboards, a computer, and a sequencer. The songs were fun and equally enjoyable as Yeasayer. The best part was that she was using some sort of vocal effect that made it sound like little leprechauns were singing backing vocals on a couple songs.

This new album, Phantom Forest, continues in the tradition of infectious synth pop with warm vocals. The first single, Can You Find Her Place, is the kind of song you just have on repeat all day. Then here are slower, lighter numbers like Tell Me I Exist and Kiss the Future. It’s got something for everyone, even the kids!

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