Week in Pop: KNXVES, Macajey, The Nico Missile

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Getting to know KNXVES—San Franciso's rising star; photographed by Nicole Sievert.

Lydia Ainsworth’s Week in Pop

The latest from Lydia Ainsworth; photographed by John Michael Fulton.

The latest from Lydia Ainsworth; photographed by John Michael Fulton.

In the days, weeks & months leading up to Lydia Ainsworth’s much anticipated & awaited album Darling Of The Afterglow available today from Arbutus/Bella Union—it has seemed as if the entire pop world has been waiting with bated breath in anticipation. Celebrating today’s grand release with us here at Impose, Lydia Ainsworth presents her following Week in Pop guest selections:

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Lydia Ainsworth performing live at Cameo Gallery; photographed by Maryanne Ventrice.

1. Julia Michaels, “Issues”

Julia Michaels is such a talented singer/songwriter who I am really looking forward to hearing more solo material from. I love this new song of hers and it’s deceivingly simple and effortless production by Benny Blanco and Stargate.

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Lydia Ainsworth at Cameo Gallery; photographed by Maryanne Ventrice.

2. James Blake, “My Willing Heart”

James Blake put on the best concert I saw last year. This is such a beautiful video for a song I can hear to a million times over and feel it’s emotional journey fresh every listen.

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Lydia Ainsworth live at Cameo Gallery; photographed by Maryanne Ventrice.

3. Sly & The Family Stone, “If You Want Me To Stay”

Just a insanely amazing classic I’ve been listening to a lot all my life.

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Lydia Ainsworth in performance; photographed by Maryanne Ventrice.

4. Tom Petty, “You Don’t Know How It Feels”

I heard this song in a coffee shop yesterday and was reminded how influential Jeff Lynne was as a producer for Petty. He created this new dry sound that was so revolutionary, evident on this song from Wildflowers produced by Rick Rubin.

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Lydia Ainsworth; photographed by Maryanne Ventrice.

5. Drake, “Glow” ft. Kanye

“Watch out for me, I’m about to glow”—I’ve been listening to this on repeat, my mantra of the moment. <3 lydiaainsworth-3464
Live at Cameo Gallery—Lydia Ainsworth; photographed by Maryanne Ventrice.

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