READY TO HEAR THE BRAND NEW MUSIC FROM LYDIA SINGER? IF SO GIVE OUR CHAT A READ WHERE WE CHAT HER BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘NEVER SAID’, AND TELLS US MORE ABOUT HER NEW EP ‘REBELLIOUS TEEN’!
What is your name? Lydia Singer (yes, Singer) What is your genre of music? Commercial pop. Give us a little bio about you. I’m a gal who loves to write music and spend as much time in the recording studio as possible. What made you go in to music?’ There’s never been a time where I haven’t loved music, I loved singing from an early age and then eventually went on to song writing, gigging and so on. Are you a signed? Not at the moment but who knows what the future holds. You are about to release your next track “Never Said”! Tell us more about it. I wrote Never Said during a time when I was experiencing new things. The track makes me reflective and happy. It’s a fun tune, with a deep meaning. What was the writing process like? The song was fun to put together, as I have yet to experience the situation that I was writing. I had to put myself in other people’s shoes or ask close friends about their experiences and how they made them feel. You also have your EP ‘Rebellious Teen’ which came out in the summer of this year, tell us more about it. My EP ‘Rebellious Teen’ was so exciting to make, I got to work with so many amazing people and there was no shortage of the amount of fun I had doing it! I knew my style had changed in ‘Rebellious Teen’ compared to my last EP ‘Just Being 15’ but it was also really interesting to hear how my voice has changed. I grow with my music and I love that so much because then I will always see progress, I’m learning so much every day and I can’t wait to see how I change in the years to come. Tell us about the writing process. I really enjoyed writing this EP. I really thought about things that happened around me, for example, my favourite song in ‘Rebellious Teen’ is Truth Hurts. I wrote it about something I witnessed between two best friends who though they could trust each other when in reality they couldn’t. One was talking about the other behind their back and so much more! It was just so sad to see something that seemed strong, be broken from the start. Tell us more about the recording process. I love the creative process of searching for that top line melody after the producer completes part of the arrangement. After that, it’s about finding the best words whilst I’m humming the melody. Will you be touring in 2019 year or have any shows coming up before Christmas? If so where will you be heading? I’m not doing any live events before Christmas, however I’ve still got a few interviews left to do and a couple more days down in the recording studios. I’m very much looking forward to 2019, lots of things are coming up and, maybe abroad again. I’ll be posting about everything on social media. Tell us what is next for you. On 18th January I have my new single launch event for Never Said at the Ice Rocks launch event. This will be at The Library, St Martin’s Lane in London.I’ll then be performing at the House of iKons show during London Fashion Week over the weekend of 16th & 17th February and then at the iconic The Bedford, Balham on 19th February where Ed Sheeran played as an unknown! What is it like juggling music with school? At times it can be a real challenge but I try and stay on top of everything and complete any individual studying that I need to do, so that I can have more time for music. I’m also in my school acapella choir with rehearsals to squeeze in and, I’m so used to working at a fast pace now, that my work rate is high. What advice would you give to others who are the same age and doing music and school? Let nothing stop you. Just be willing to put in the effort, hard work and dedication and you’ve got what you need! Do you play any instruments? Yes I play piano and recently I’ve started to learn how to play the guitar. I find piano a little easier to play that the guitar although it’s still early days Who are your influences? Both Ariana Grande and Camilla Cabello are serious inspirations and I think so highly of both. Ariana Grande has been one of my idols from a young age and so it’s a real comment when my vocal ability is compared to hers. How do you get inspiration to write songs? Everything around me is my inspiration. Everyone I know inspires me. I love how everyone is so unique. I never know what is going to inspire me so it’s always interesting to see when something does. I’d say, the thing I find very inspiring is a person that makes themselves happy at the same time as making others. Where do you see yourself in five years’ time? In five years’ time, I hope to see myself happy! Because if I’m happy, then I’ve been successful and I’ve accomplished what I set out do. I hope to be successful within the music industry as a singer or as a music producer since I’m taking music technology as an A level. When you’re not doing music, what do you do? When I’m not doing music I do what any other normal teen does: I spend time with my friends, do homework, and go out to parties. Fun and productive stuff! Would you be up for more collaborations? If so can artists contact you and where to contact you? I’m always up for collaborations and actually teamed up with two rappers, Waltz and ElTee, only a week ago! If anyone’s interested just contact me on any of my social media accounts, I always open all my direct messages. If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be? I would find it so cool to do a collaboration with Ed Sheeran because he makes such beautiful music and he’s a legend in the industry. If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be? My US artist would have to be Ariana Grande, because she was one of my biggest idols growing up and I feel like she’d be such an inspiration to work with, not only for the music but as a person as well. What was the song that influenced you the most? When I was younger my favourite song was ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. It’s such a beautiful song, and me singing it at gigs led to me to get more performance opportunities. Best advice you’ve ever been given? The best advice I’ve been given is to stay focused, think about the goal, no matter how big, and to go for it. Because if you have enough motivation and drive to get what you dream of, then more than likely you will achieve it. Advice you’d give to aspiring artists? Advice I’d give to aspiring artists is to not feel put down or not good enough if someone doesn’t like your music or your style! because at the end of the day you’re not gonna be to everyone’s taste. You can never please everyone, but the ones who stick by you and support you, are definitely people to keep close. I’ve got a great around me now who look out for me and, most importantly, I trust them. What quote or saying do you stick by? “Sometimes you wish it was easier, but if it was, everyone would be doing it” Social media? I go by the name of lydiasingerhq on all my social media accounts, these include: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Website