Following an absolute belter of a Glastonbury set earlier this year, English singer-songwriter Freya Ridings has emerged as a future pop powerhouse.
Combining head-turning vocals and anthemic piano melodies, her sound is basically what you’d get if Florence Welch picked up Adele’s songbook.
Dropped back in July, Ridings’ self-titled debut album displays her full-formed ability to write solid hooks and powerful choruses worthy of her sultry voice. Unlike many peers in pop, she had a hand in penning all of the tracks on the album, and you can hear she feels every word she sings.
While leading single “Castles” has already captured the attention of some Top 40 listeners, album cut “Love is Fire” is the track that best showcases her songwriting chops.
With Freya Ridings’ star all but certain to rise fast, do yourself a favor and get in on the ground floor.
Brendan is an avid record collector from Adelaide, Australia and the man behind the @ridges_and_grooves. There are few genres he won’t listen to. His search for the best album of all time through process of elimination continues.