Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Website

www.ainsliewills.com

Bio

Currently on tour in the UK and performing at The Great Escape, the indomitable Ainslie Wills returns today with her new single Running Second, available digitally Friday 12 May. The Melbourne-based artist has developed a reputation for her commanding stage presence and has been invited to support the likes of Leon Bridges, Grouplove, Michael Kiwanuka, Hiatus Kaiyote and Vance Joy; in addition to sold out headline shows in Australia and UK.

The release follows her appearance on #1 Dads’ So Soldier and accompanying triple j Like A Version performance, as well as her 2015 genre-bending Oh The Gold EP, a follow-up to 2013’s Australian Music Prize nominated album You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine.

Running Second showcases Wills reputation for quietly profound lyricism and musical sincerity and will feature on her forthcoming EP, slated for later this year. “The message within it, is dedicated to all of us who feel that for whatever reason, we aren’t good enough,” says Wills.

With her beautifully crafted and honestly told stories, Wills has gathered an army of lifelong converts at home and internationally. Oh The Gold EP was picked up in the UK, becoming Lauren Laverne’s Track Of The Day on her BBC Radio 6 programme and played on Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour, also on BBC6.

The past year has also seen Wills’ captivating live show reach great heights, recognised by main stage slots at Falls Festival, NYE On The Hill, Queenscliff Music Festival, WOMADelaide - and a Splendour In The Grass appearance.

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

05 Jun 2017

Triple J
40

Ainslie weaves her enchanting musical magic once again on 'Running Second'.

Ainslie weaves her enchanting musical magic once again on 'Running Second'.

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

16 May 2017

Triple J
45

A salve for all your social anxieties. That this song can pack so much feeling into its restrained frame is proof of Ainslie's songwriting prowess.

A salve for all your social anxieties. That this song can pack so much feeling into its restrained frame is proof of Ainslie's songwriting prowess.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

12 May 2017

Triple J
50

I have been such a huge fan ever since I saw you support The Paper Kites at Northcote 5 years ago. I adore your voice, your beautifully crafted arrangements and the message of this song is something I can really relate to right now. I can't tell you how great it is to hear from you again, Ainslie!

I have been such a huge fan ever since I saw you support The Paper Kites at Northcote 5 years ago. I adore your voice, your beautifully crafted arrangements and the message of this song is something I can really relate to right now. I can't tell you how great it is to hear from you again, Ainslie!