Singer-songwriter Lydia Ainsworth shared her new single "Cosmic Dust" on Wednesday, the third from her upcoming album Sparkles & Debris. The upbeat dream-pop track sees Ainsworth's breathy falsetto trickle over breezy, guitar and harp-driven production.
“We are simply dirt, water, and air animated by the sun for a particle moment; we will all soon be gone,” Ainsworth said of the song in a statement. “What is the legacy we leave behind if we keep hurting and devaluing other people’s existences? This song is about my hope for meaning beyond what feels like a nihilistic world order, one that turns a blind eye to injustice and abuse to each other and the planet.”
Sparkles & Debris drops May 21.
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