“The piece of music I’m most excited about at the moment”
– GUY GARVEY (ELBOW FRONTMAN / BBC RADIO 6)
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.
That voice. It’s something special.”
– RUSSH MAGAZINE
– CAMERON SCHAEFER, VINYL ME, PLEASE
“She just keeps releasing stunning songs. That voice! I love it!”
– ZAN ROWE, TRIPLE J