“All the ingredients of mature pop bliss lie in the work of Ainslie Wills,” said The Guardian of an artist who is as diverse and capable as she is true to her own distinctive, progressive pop sound that captures the listener instantly. A hit outside her home country as well, the Constellations was lifted from the EP and picked up in the UK, becoming Lauren Laverne’s Track of the Day on her BBC Radio 6 program and played twice on Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour, also on BBC6.
Ainslie Wills and Lawrence Folvig set out to create music that is both musically distinct and earnestly delivered; a feat she achieves through unfalteringly strong vocals and quietly profound lyricism matched with complex, thought-provoking melodies. 2016 promises international forays and the release of more material she has tucked up her sleeve – keep your eyes firmly peeled.
Genre-bending third record Oh The Gold EP is to be released on 30 September a follow-up to 2013’s Australian Music Prize nominated album You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine. Wills quickly caught the eyes of tastemakers – with lead single Drive being added to full rotation on triple j.
And so, with Drive Ainslie brings her vocal allure to delight our ears here in the UK, with the single making its British debut on the 2nd of September. The song is an exhibition of extensive dynamic range and far-reaching falsetto ability, an honest representation of Ainslie’s true talent.
“This is the piece of music I’m most excited about at the moment.”
Guy Garvey, BBC6 (UK)
“A beguiling debut.”
“All the ingredients of mature pop bliss lie in the work of Ainslie Wills”