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Society (Single Version)
You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine
Ainslie Wills Jun 21, 2019
Excited to be back at The Melbourne Sessions this year. It's a full day for songwriters and composers who want to dig deeper into the world of songwriting. I'll be holding a masterclass Friday 5 July at @kindredstudios . A few tickets remaining via the link in bio. ๐Ÿ™ŒAPRA AMCOS Creative VictoriaPic by @Ben McNamara
Ainslie Wills Jun 10, 2019
Peaceful moment mid-solo set for the last Lucy Rose show at captured by @_awii_
Ainslie Wills Jun 03, 2019
Deciding what cover art should look like for a record can be a daunting process, much like the actual making of the music. You know that it will be set in stone and part of a catalogue of your work that you will be looking back at for years to come. I'd done several DIY covers to get the ball rolling but knew I wasn't close to having something that felt right. One weekend whilst my folks were visiting from Albs, mum pulled out this picture to show me. A picture of simpler times, where the only real concerns were what we'd put on our lunch order for school or whether we were likely to have weekend sleepovers with our bestie. Choosing to go with this cover wasn't super strategic or born from a deep vision, simply put, it felt right and sometimes that's how you gotta play. ๐Ÿ’œ You can pre-save the record on Spotify and at some stage down the line we hope to have some vinyl for you too. Lots of love, AW Xxo
Ainslie Wills May 31, 2019
Just a casual hang with Tina Arena Gary Pinto Kate Miller-Heidke and Electric Fields Music at Music in The House, an annual event that raises money for the charity Support Act who help musicians and music industry folk in times of crisis. Every year they honour an artist who has made significant contributions to the Australian music community. As part of honouring the incredible Tina, we were asked to do a cover version of one of her songs. I did Now I Can Dance, my shaky hands and body making it through to the end thankfully!Thanks to all involved and shout out to @designaspace for the onsie recommendation by Kotoyo xox
Ainslie Wills May 20, 2019
Here's a live version of Fear Of Missing Out captured by Ty from Shoelace Creative as part of Melbourne Music Week. This idea came from a conversation I had with a close friend about the idea of becoming a mother. Our friends of a similar age were onto their second or third kid! It does give you a feeling like you are somehow behind in life but then again from their perspective, they might be craving the independence in life that they once had... all in all, we're all a bunch of weirdos. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks to Jono Steer, Lawrence Folvig and Arron Light for being the legends that they are. x
Ainslie Wills May 13, 2019
I always forget the feeling of having other people hear the songs you've written and been holding onto, waiting for the right time to set them free. Thanks for all your kind words in support of the Fear of Missing Out and Suzie. If you are keen to read more about how they came to be, you can check out the journal post on ๐Ÿ’œ
Ainslie Wills May 10, 2019
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Ainslie Wills May 10, 2019
A lot of me closing my eyes whilst holding a guitar or piano and singing my heart out... whilst Lawrence creates a world of sound and Az holds it all together rhythmically. Weโ€™re super excited to be playing the album for you this August. Tickets via
Ainslie Wills May 09, 2019
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Ainslie Wills May 09, 2019
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Ainslie Wills May 09, 2019
New Music! Fear Of Missing Out and Suzie are out today. Both were brought together with care and detail by the wonderfully talented Lawrence Folvig who has produced the majority of the record which I could not be more proud of. Thanks to Arron Light for all the drummy (yes it's a word) goodness! The cover art for FOMO was done by legend Ben McNamara who has gone above and beyond for this project, love ya Benny. The artwork for Suzie came from my dear friend and wonderful producer Matt Redlich who graciously let us use this photo of his he took in Brissie a few years back that I felt suited the scene for Suzie perfectly!
Ainslie Wills May 08, 2019
To celebrate the forthcoming album All You Have Is All You Need, I'll be releasing two singles that I feel give some insight into itโ€™s musical landscape on the record. Songs are out tomorrow May 9 on all the usual platforms. Hell it feels good to be pushing this baby out ๐ŸŽ‰ Stay tuned for more info ๐Ÿ™
Ainslie Wills May 01, 2019
Soaking it all up post APRA awards on my lil matching couch. Thanks to APRA AMCOS and the peeps that voted, for the nomination, what a trip! Highlights - Meeting Teens Arena (what a goddess), hearing @radicalsonband's version of @mojojujumusic's song Native Tongue ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and Jackie from @sonyatvmusicpub telling me about the time she saw Jeff Buckley at the Phonecian Club in Sydney, in the 90's ๐Ÿ’œThanks to the beautiful @annacordellclothing for the sweet threads, didn't want to take them off x
Ainslie Wills Apr 01, 2019
Ahhhhh the vulnerability and freedom of playing solo... I'm very much looking forward to playing to my own wonky tempo for these shows with Lucy Rose. Lucy has made a heartbreakingly STUNNING record called No Words Left, check it out if you want to wrap your ears around it. Xx
Ainslie Wills Mar 27, 2019
There's nothing I love more than talking with a camera in front of me ๐Ÿ˜€ ... not complaining at all though. Really. I'm incredibly grateful and excited to hear that Society has made it to the Top 5 in the APRA Song of The Year category. Ping Mozella and Bram Inscore ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰!!!! I am in VERY fine company with darlings Angie McMahon, Paul Kelly, Mojo Juju, Amy Shark, well done everyone ๐Ÿฅ‚ and thanks to Milly Petriella and the APRA AMCOS team ๐Ÿ˜˜
Ainslie Wills Mar 12, 2019
One of my favourite moments from last year singing with these two at this show that was dreamed up by the incredible Charlotte Abroms who wrote some beautiful words to accompany this vid... "I know it is not my story, but there is something special when we experience a brief moment of relatability when a song convinces the listener that it is was designed purely for them. It is the peacefulness, familiarity and solidarity that music is capable of providing to listeners." Here is our version of Wish you Well written by Emma Louise xxo
Ainslie Wills Feb 17, 2019
A little while back, by a little while, I mean probably 3 or 4 years ago, I made the decision to make another record. This album that my ace collaborators and I have been working on for a while now is finally going to fly out of our ears and into yours in the coming months. The album is called All You Have Is All You Need and I'd like to think there is something on there for everyone. I am going to document the process of my album release with full transparency, from the creative sparks through to my thoughts on the industry and the change we've all been waiting for. Throughout the year I'll be sharing a journal on my website with these thoughts and ideas. The link is in my bio. ๐Ÿ“ท Spilting Films
Ainslie Wills Feb 05, 2019
Captured by Ben Mcnamara, here's a shot of me trying my best magnum look for the Society shoot last year, I thought it would be relevant to share this one because I found out today that the song has been listed in the top 20 songs for song of the year - an APRA AMCOS peer voted tally ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It's nice to have this type of acknowledgment and to be sitting alongside some Aussie greats including my mate Angie McMahon for her song Slow Mover. Thanks to Milly and the APRA team as well as co-collaborators Mozella and Bram Inscore ๐Ÿ™
Ainslie Wills Jan 16, 2019
๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿฆ Oh Pep! + The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra + PBS 106.7FM Melbourne
Ainslie Wills Dec 19, 2018
All large sizes have sold out! A few medium and smalls are left ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Ainslie Wills Dec 17, 2018
Thanks to those of you who have been posting pics of your Seeking Alternative tees, they are almost gone! If you are keen to get one of these or a Running Second tee, we are doing a final pre-holiday send out this week. Each order comes with a lil personalised card. Love Ains x ๐ŸŽ
Ainslie Wills Dec 14, 2018
So proud to announce that I'm now an APRA AMCOS Ambassador amongst a whole bunch of Aussie music legends! APRA do amazing work at supporting artists across a wide variety of genres. They are just the most beautiful people as well. I feel honoured to have a small part in what they do. Flashback to me singing Society to a live audience for the first time at the APRA Awards, juuuust keeping it all together. I was so nervous. Speaking of which, if you're an APRA member you can now vote for Society as Song of the Year if you want to swing a vote that way. ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ
Ainslie Wills Dec 11, 2018
Iโ€™ve just learned triple j are partnering with Lifeline for this yearโ€™s #Hottest100 to raise awareness and much needed funds for mental health. To help boost the campaign triple j are encouraging people to vote and post, donate directly to Lifeline or buy a Hottest 100 t-shirt and proceeds will go to charity. If you have a spare moment, do what you can! Iโ€™ll be posting my votes soon, itโ€™s taking me freakinโ€™ ages to pick. Thank to the lovelies who have included Society in yours ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜˜
Ainslie Wills Dec 07, 2018
The idea for this t-shirt came about when @thisisbenemac, @charlotteabroms and I were brainstorming ideas for the song Society. We got one printed up for the shoot and we dug them so much we got a few more done, they are now up on the website for grabs if you are keen to check them out. ๐Ÿ™Œ
Ainslie Wills Dec 05, 2018
Its supposed to be a lot of fun being in the music biz, some of the time for a number of reasons (which I won't get into here), it's not, here are a few snaps, taken by the incredibly talented @michelleghunder, of one of the most enjoyable shows I've done in a while. Thank you to the whole team involved in making this show fun...this is not to say that there wasn't tonne of hard work that went into making it happen! I feel lucky to be surrounded by good hearted people: @charlotteabroms @angiemcmahon @grettaray @lawfol @arronlight @jonosteer @mattdugred @gormieee @stimplyren @connorb_h & @joshbarber