Lydia Sutherland releases her most vulnerable track yet, “look like your exes” via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The infectious pop melodies and vulnerable ‘Nashville story-telling’ lyrics will have you deep dive into this very relatable story.
“‘look like your exes’ is the first of many singles out of the new banjo pop lane I’ve been working on for the past few years,” explains Lydia. “I wrote ‘look like your exes’ at a time where I felt overwhelmed and insecure about the way I looked compared to my boyfriend’s exes. This is the most vulnerable and honest song I’ve released yet.”
Lydia continues, “I’ve always been a super insecure person, comparing myself to others thinking they have more to offer because of the way they look. It took me writing this song to realize that my differences are what made him fall in love with me. I hope this song makes everyone feel heard and normal about the little things that make them different.”
Lydia’s honesty strikes a deep chord in every song she works on. This ability to harness vulnerability and write music that heals, began to form both her honest, relatable songwriting style and her artistic identity, rooted in authenticity.
Born and raised in Québec, Lydia was first discovered on the hit TV show La Voix in 2018. Lydia is known for her diverse catalogue, highlighted by “Hold Me Back” with Robyn Ottolini, “Mercy” with Kyle McKearney, “Break Up With A Friend” with Chelsea Berman, and “The Way She Does” with Jake Davey—which soared to #1 on the iTunes Top Country Singles Chart Australia. Building a backlog of nearly 900 songs, Lydia gained traction with her debut single “Love Me” in 2021 before accelerating her breakthrough with “Date A Friend.” The latter reached Top 40 Country in Canada as iHeartRadio christened her a “Future Star.”
Inspired by conceptual artists who write with raw honesty such as Taylor Swift and Julia Michaels, Lydia is crafting music for her label debut that captures the theme of growth and graduation. “24 is a weird transition age so there are a lot of firsts happening – from falling in love, being hard on myself, moving out of my mom’s house, moving to a different country, losing friends, making new ones, signing a record deal – it’s very much that era of insecurities so there will be some varsity, high school vibes visually.” Lydia is channelling her therapeutic and empowering songwriting into relatable, catchy anthems that showcase her airy, emotionally-charged voice.
Stay tuned for much more to come from Lydia Sutherland.