Witchy & Weird Playlist: Lydia Ainsworth

In this section, we at Moon-Birds will regularly offer recommendations from our own witchy, weird, wild, and wicked playlists. Feast your ears on this, and get magickal. 


Lydia Ainsworth is a wicked-awesome Canadian composer, producer, and singer with two experimental, original, amazing albums available for your listening pleasure: Right from Real, and the new (last year) Darling of the Afterglow.

Afterglow” is a lush, numinous experience, intoned in Ainsworth’s emotive low, rich voice. “The Road” feels a little bit poppier, but no less witchy given that the music video prominently features a balletic tea party/tarot reading/spell circle.

Candle” is whispery, and poetic, and I think it might actually be at least a little bit about spell candles? Even if not, it’s got some cool mixing and instrumentation.

White Shadows” feels so natural – at times a babbling brook, a times the wind soughing through the trees – accompanying Ainsworth’s lyrics about the things “between the unknown and the named”.

Actually, reflecting on all of the lyrics, am I sure Lydia Ainsworth isn’t actually a witch? No, I am not. Her song “Moonstone” literally features a creepy child voice chanting about some of your favorite gemstones for witch workings. This calls for some investigation. I will report back any findings.


Wickedly Yours,

Baba Yaga

Follow me on Twitter: @abitunsettling

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