September 8, 2019

You might have heard of Freya Ridings but if you haven’t, now’s a good time to get to know her. She’s our chart-topper for the week and we’ve got a crush on her fiery hair!

But seriously, how gorgeous is she!

Who is Freya Ridings?

She’s an English singer-songwriter who was raised in North London.  She was born on April 19th 1994 and music runs in her blood- both her parents are musicians. She told W Magazine, “I was brought up in a bohemian household where my dad plays guitar and my mom plays piano just because they love it”.

In elementary school, Freya struggled with dyslexia and found it difficult to read music notes which in turn helped her find her passion of songwriting. At the age of 11, she signed up for her first open mic gig! She later attended the BRIT School from the age of 16, following in the footsteps of singers like Leona Lewis, Amy Winehouse and Adele. It was whilst studying that she found her “voice” and went on to work on her first album right after graduating.

It was when popular TV show “Love Island” played her song β€œLost Without You” on one of their episodes, that Freya found a fame.

Since then, there’s been her UK tour and first live album Live at St Pancras Old Church and later released an album by her name “Freya Ridings” this May 2019.

Singers like Taylor Swift and Florence Welch have been supporters of Freya. It’s time to put her on your sonic radar now.

Here’s her #1 single “Castles”.

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