"I sing because I'm free.”
For singer-songwriter Lydia Fairhall singing is an aligning force. Along with the She Oaks, she draws on elements of folk, pop and alt-country to bring listeners to higher realms, inviting them to notice the beauty in the world. “I share these songs because I am deep in humanity and hope that others may find healing and reprieve in my work."
A descendant of the Worimi people, Lydia is currently based on Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi country on the Sunshine Coast. Her debut album, True North, is ready to release, featuring songs about love, healing from addiction, matriarchy, trans-generational trauma and consciousness. “It is deeply connected to place.”
“Our live shows are intimate and uplifting. At the heart, they are a storytelling experience, based on reciprocity and exchange with the audience.”
Lydia is currently working on her second album, ‘The River Sings Project’, which she hopes to release “within an artist-led, First Nations, next economy business model”, which re-imagines the music sector from within. Joining #TheBIGSOUND50, she hopes to build her network and share ideas around a future of the industry where “music can be made and experienced in alignment with people, profit, planet and purpose.”
Led by the belief that deep transformation comes from brokenness, Lydia dreams of a transition into an equal, inclusive economy. She hopes to be part of the movement that “[re-births] a way of making and releasing music that enables truly self-determined creative practice”.