Lydia Ainsworth "White Shadows" (video)

Lydia Ainsworth "White Shadows" (video)

Toronto musician Lydia Ainsworth makes orchestral pop with an experimental twist, and the new video for her track "White Shadows" takes a cue from the music's abstract qualities.

While the lush arrangement swoops, twinkles and plinks, we see a fast-moving series of animations. It mostly consists of pink and blue shapes, with a few organic images emerging amidst the abstractions.

It was drawn and directed by Tara Dougans, who said in a statement, "The video serves as a four-minute visual response to Lydia's composition. Rather than work with narrative, the focus was to create an interplay with the song — something akin to the invisible dance that takes place within the subconscious mind as an underlying energy takes shape and begins to grow. A dance because the evolution of an idea (a shadow) is often non-linear, traveling miles intuitively up from the depths in trust before suddenly arriving into light."

Watch the clip below. Ainsworth's album Right from Real is out now on Arbutus.