6/15/2018

Freya Ridings Unveils New Single “Ultraviolet” - Announces Select Shows in the US This Fall

NEW SINGLE “ULTRAVIOLET” OUT TODAY!

DEBUT ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR

SHOWS ANNOUNCED AT JOE’S PUB IN NYC AND THE TROUBADOUR IN LA

UPCOMING FESTIVAL APPEARANCES INCLUDE LOLLAPALOOZA OUTSIDE LANDS AND AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

“LOST WITHOUT YOU” SURPASSES 16 MILLION STREAMS
“This singer brings classical precision and raw emotion to celestial pop” – GQ
 
“An extraordinary talent” – Sunday Times Culture

“Her soulful voice, reminiscent of Florence Welch with the emotional poignancy of Laura Marling” -tmrw
 
(June 15, 2018—New York, NY) Following the success of her single “Lost Without You,” which has now surpassed 16 million streams, Freya Ridings releases her new single, Ultraviolet today viaGood Soldier Records and AWAL Recordings. The track was produced by Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse/David Bowie/Frank Ocean/Lorde).

“Ultraviolet is about parts of ourselves we believe we have to hide – like a diary written in secret ink. When those secrets are not only seen, but also loved by someone who sees the light and darkness in you, it’s the most profound and beautiful thing,” explains Freya.
 
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Off a sold-out US tour run opening for Ella Vos, Freya will return to the US for a series of high profile festival performances including LollapaloozaOutside Lands and Austin City Limits. She also announced that she will be performing at Joe’s Pub in New York on November 20, and at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 23. Tickets are on sale today at 10:00am local time.
 
“Ultraviolet” marks a striking evolution in Freya Ridings’ sound after the stripped-back style of past favorites “Lost Without You” and “Blackout.” While Freya’s rich vocal tone exudes emotion, the production grows in intensity as the simple piano accompaniment of the introduction explodes into a climatic crescendo of sound. The result is a track, which underlines Freya’s credentials as a songwriter while also exploring a darker, more mature sound.

Since the release of singles Lost Without You,” “Blackout and her spine-tingling cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s classic Maps,” Freya’s monthly listeners on Spotify have catapulted to over one millionand she was added to Zane Lowe’s #Breakinglist.

Contending with being incredibly shy and feeling isolated at school, Freya found her extraordinary, vibrato-rich, pin-drop voice when she was in her 7th year at school and invited to perform at an open-mic night. Freya explains, “I sang quite low for a little girl, I did this whole raspy thing. Suddenly, though, I'd found my own way. To this day, I still can't believe I got up there. The whole room went crazy. And that was the moment where I thought: 'Maybe I can take this thing that's my own private thing, that I've done on my own, and actually share it with other people.'" But whether it is live, sitting at the piano, or strumming her guitar, Freya has distilled a short lifetime of uncertainty, and transformed it into remarkable songs, with one of the most powerful voices.

23-year-old Freya Ridings is a hugely talented songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist. She released her debut single “Blackout” in May 2017, produced by Rich Costey (Sigur RósMuse, andSantigold). Freya sold-out her first four headline London shows at St Pancras ChurchSt Giles in the FieldsOmeara and Union Chapel, and her debut album is set for release later this year.

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