Lydia Ford

Castlebar , County Mayo

Lydia is a 25-year-old electro-pop artist hailing from Mayo, Ireland. She writes dreamy and sincere pop songs that balance light, airy musicality with deeper and more introspective lyrics. Ford grew up in a musical household - her sister banged out Rachmaninoff every Saturday morning, while car journeys with her mom involved a dose of Bruce Springsteen and Fleetwood Mac. At the age of 9 she picked up the guitar, inspired mainly by her adoration of pop-punk star Avril Lavigne. From there, she began writing and developing her own songs.

Moving to Brooklyn in 2016, Ford’s music evolved to take inspiration from her subway rides rather than the green coast of the west Ireland. While the pop elements remain, life experiences and her formative twenties added a bittersweet approach to her lyrics.

Taking inspiration from the production of acts like Sigrid, Lauv and Julia Michaels, Lydia incorporates elements of slick electronic production and gritty Avril Lavigne-esque guitars. Lydia records, produces and releases her music independently.

Lydia is set to perform at ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ this August in Whelan’s.

"{Bittersweet is} a breezy, electro-pop confection perfect for a chill vibes playlist"
- Billboard

"...we hear an artist that is breaking into the scene on her own terms; vibrant, and full of life she captivates you with her unique musical style time after time again"
- Broadway World

"There’s a palpable glimmer in the upbeat pop of Lydia Ford’s ‘Same Old Rules’....a well-constructed, fully fleshed out pop track."
- Nialler9

"One to watch out for in 2019."

"{Same Old Rules is} Ford’s most accomplished work to date"
- The Last Mixed Tape

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