- 23 Oct 20
Take a look at our Q&A with the Irish-born singer-songwriter below.
Lydia Ford's new single, ‘A Year’, insightfully describes that feeling of starting to fall for someone while knowing you’re not quite ready to jump into another relationship. It follows Lydia’s previous single, ‘Overrated’, which was released last June to an overwhelmingly positive reception.
It's great, it's a weird time to be here, I just moved in August. It's still better than being at home in lockdown, so I'm liking it so far.
Why did you decide to move?
It was a bit of a mix of having a sense of adventure, getting out of Ireland, and the fact that my producer lives here. It made more sense to be closer instead of working remotely all the time.
What was the inspiration behind 'A Year'?
It's kind of a pop-ballad, and it's about starting to fall for someone and realising you're not over your last heartbreak, and trying to talk yourself out of it. It basically came about because I went to a party – when parties were a thing – last year, and was drinking and flirting with someone, feeling excited, and then all of a sudden I was struck by the idea that I wasn't ready for it, and wasn't in a good place to do that. And then I was pushing them away at the same time.
And what's in the pipeline for you, for the rest of the year?
This year, everything was just not going according to plan, so I had a bunch of stuff planned and then decided to release singles instead. They didn't really make sense as an EP, because I didn't feel like they had a strong enough thread. I'm going to take a break until next year, but after that I'm hoping to release a lengthier project!
Listen to 'A Year' below.