Lydia Ainsworth Shares New Song "Tell Me I Exist," Maps Out Tour

She will bring her album 'Phantom Forest' to Toronto next month
Lydia Ainsworth Shares New Song 'Tell Me I Exist,' Maps Out Tour
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A month on from sharing news of her forthcoming Phantom Forest album, Lydia Ainsworth has shared a second tracks from the effort.

Titled "Tell Me I Exist," the song was inspired by the rise of facial recognition software — particularly Google's Arts & Culture app that allowed users to match their selfies with artwork.

As she told Paper, "To be seen is just a basic human desire. I am not so much questioning our obsession with our desire as I am questioning the price we are paying for attempting to fulfill it, namely the price of our anonymity."

Ainsworth has also mapped out a run of tour dates in North America, Europe and the U.K. that will begin in April. A lone Canadian stop will see her play Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre on April 26. You can find her complete tour itinerary below.

Phantom Forest is set to arrive May 10. The album is available for pre-order here.

Tour dates:

04/09 London, UK - Steelyard
04/13 Paris, FR - Le Bababoum
04/14 Paris, FR - La Bababoum
04/17 Copenhagen, DK - Vega
04/26 Toronto, ON -  The Phoenix
05/01 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05/02 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
05/03 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
05/04 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
05/05 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
05/09 Detroit, MI - El Club
05/10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
05/11 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
05/14 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05/15 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05/17 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
05/18 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre