Lydia Ford‘s brand new EP, Floods, takes the old school EP route by only having three tracks rather than the increasingly popular six or seven track EP of the last decade. This acts as a quasi-full length release in order to keep content flowing on social media. The New York, by way of Ireland, singer/songwriter’s voice has already been discovered by producers like Steam Phunk and LEVEL 11, who have borrowed her vocals, and it’s no surprise that they did.
Her voice is something unique, and what it lacks in power it, is more than compensated by precision and layers. The breaks in her voice are both subtle and flexible, fitting the mood of each track she takes on. Lydia Ford has a slight rasp that is used to absolute perfection and never straying from the pocket where she undoubtedly knows where she needs to be.
Floods may only be three songs, but it is a wonderful preview of what is to come from Lydia Ford. The production is sharp on each track, whether it be the guitar on “Read”, the slight echo on “Miserable” or the quick percussion on “4AM”. Everything was well thought out and executed nicely. I am not sure if Floods is a preview to a full length or the companion to upcoming EPs, but either way, I look forward to it all.
You can pick up the new EP, Floods by Lydia Ford, on iTunes now or feel free to stream it below on SoundCloud.
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