Ainslie Wills shares new single ‘Northern Star’, announces EP

"It’s about feeling a little directionless and waiting for the shift to come"

Ainslie Wills has announced she has a new three-track EP on the way, marking the news with the release of an expansive single titled ‘Northern Star’.

The track is a departure from Wills’ usual pared-back sound, featuring lush production and elements of piano and saxophone. Speaking of the song on her social media, Wills said it’s about “feeling a little directionless and waiting for the shift to come”.

Listen to the single below:

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“So, I made an EP. And this is the first song from it – Northern Star,” Wills wrote, not revealing the forthcoming EP’s title or confirming a release date.

“It was written pre-pandemic times but coincides with the feeling that many of us are experiencing now. James Knight was my co-collaborator on this, he’s a witty and very talented Englishman and turned my piano and vocal ballad into an interstellar playground.”

“The kernel of this song began with me at the piano playing a semi gospel-style tune,” she elaborated to Pilerats.

“The concept of finding one’s Northern Star had been orbiting around my head for a while and landed into a very simple narrative of someone experiencing intense loss and wanting to anchor themselves again.”

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Wills shared her first single of 2021 back in March, titled ‘This Is What Our Love Looks Like Now‘.

In 2020 she teamed up with Nashville-based artist Old Sea Brigade for ‘Detour’, collaborating from their respective parts of the globe.

Earlier that same year she released a cover of John Farnham‘s 1988 hit ‘Two Strong Hearts’, alongside a video filmed in lockdown.

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