Watch: Lydia Ainsworth – “White Shadows”

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Following the release of her highly-acclaimed debut album “Right from Real”, Lydia Ainsworth has established her name as a pop experimentalist. The unique fusion this lady creates defies any classification. Inspired by movie scores and classical music, Ainsworth merges classical orchestration, soothing and enchanting vocals with electronic melodies, all to channel the notion that “the impossible is possible, and is all around if you only look hard enough”.

‘White Shadows’ is a spot on illustration of the dreamy and sleek texture her music expresses. Directed by Tara Dougans, the video is a series of animated motion sequences, meticulously hand paned frame by frame.

Here is what Lydia shared with us about the inspiration behind ‘White Shadows’: 
“White Shadows is a song about the exchange of energy between lovers. I was watching Norman Macleran’s short film ‘pas de deux’ on repeat while recording which really helped me shape the production of the song. Macleran – a Canadian animator who pioneered many new techniques in the field was a reference dir./animator Tara Dougan’s and I discussed for our own video.”

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