Following the success of her single ‘Lost Without You’, which has now surpassed 16 million streams, Freya Ridings today shares her new single ‘Ultraviolet’on Good Soldier Records via AWAL Recordings, which was mixed 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.
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 a million.
Contending with being incredibly shy and feeling isolated at school, Freya found her extraordinary, vibrato-rich, pin-drop voice when she was in just Year 7 at school when she was 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.'"
Listen here or check out the live version filmed at Union Chapel.
'Ultraviolet' is out now.