10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cool-headed and confident, Ainslie Wills’ second album shores up her knack for songs that feel at once intimate and vast. Her poised voice simmering with emotion, the Melbourne singer-songwriter leans into stripped-down backdrops that surprise with the occasional baroque flourishes. Co-producing with long-time collaborator Lawrence Folvig, Wills brings subtle modern touches to otherwise timeless tunes, whether in the laid-bare anxiety confessional “Fear of Missing Out” or the stirring childhood reminiscence “Suzie”. The visionary art-pop arrangements follow suit, with a percussive heartbeat pulse anchoring the tender “Unlock the Vault”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cool-headed and confident, Ainslie Wills’ second album shores up her knack for songs that feel at once intimate and vast. Her poised voice simmering with emotion, the Melbourne singer-songwriter leans into stripped-down backdrops that surprise with the occasional baroque flourishes. Co-producing with long-time collaborator Lawrence Folvig, Wills brings subtle modern touches to otherwise timeless tunes, whether in the laid-bare anxiety confessional “Fear of Missing Out” or the stirring childhood reminiscence “Suzie”. The visionary art-pop arrangements follow suit, with a percussive heartbeat pulse anchoring the tender “Unlock the Vault”.

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