Lydia Ainsworth Releases New Single ‘Cake’

    Lydia Ainsworth has shared a new song called ‘Cake’. It’s the latest preview from the Toronto art-pop singer’s forthcoming album, Sparkles & Debrisand it arrives with an accompanying video directed by Takeshi Suga and shot in Tokyo before the pandemic. Watch it below.

    “I was exclusively listening to Townes Van Zandt while on tour for my last album,” Ainsworth said of the inspiration behind ‘Cake’. “I began to imagine what it would feel like to be in the shoes of the various women he’s often singing about. In particular his song ‘Loretta’ which is one of my favorite songs of all time. I kept thinking about Loretta, feeling a kinship with her as well. I was inspired by his piercing lyric, “She don’t cry when I can’t stay, ‘least not till she’s all alone.” “Cake” is a song I wrote from Loretta’s perspective.”

    Sparkles & Debris is set for release on May 21 via Zombie Cat Records. Previously, Ainsworth shared the album’s title track and ‘Parade’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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