Freya Olivia Rose Ridings is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Ridings rose to prominence in 2017 with her ballad, “Lost Without You“, which became a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart. She followed this with the release of her debut extended play, You Mean the World to Me (2019). Her self-titled debut album was supported by the single “Castles“, which would become her international breakthrough.
Years active: 2016–present
Born age: 19 April 1994, 29 years old and 7 months, London, England
Sun Sign: Taurus
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5ft 11″ / 1.80 m)
Measurements: 34-26-38 in / 86-66-96 cm
Bra size: 32E
Genres: Pop, folk, soul
Instruments: Guitar, piano, vocals
Ridings was raised in North London and grew up in Palmers Green. She is the daughter of British actor and musician Richard Ridings, and learned guitar from watching him play. She attended St Christopher School in Letchworth, followed by the BRIT School from the age of 16.
Ridings released her debut single, “Blackout”, on 5 May 2017. She released the single “Maps” on 30 June 2017. On 22 September 2017 she released her debut live album Live at St Pancras Old Church. After releasing the album she went on to her first full headline tour in the UK. She spent most of 2017 supporting the likes of Tears for Fears, Tash Sultana and Lewis Capaldi. She released “Lost Without You” on 3 November 2017. The song peaked at number 9 in the UK Singles Chart, after being featured on the reality show Love Island in July 2018. It was subsequently chosen by Scott Mills‘ as his ‘Tune of the Week’ on his Radio 1 show in August 2018. She released her second live album, Live at Omeara, on 30 March 2018. She released the single “Ultraviolet” on 15 June 2018.
In 2019, she released the single “You Mean the World to Me“, which was re-produced by Greg Kurstin, followed by an extended play of the same name. She also announced her self-titled debut album, with an original release date of 31 May 2019, but it was pushed back to 19 July 2019.
A singer-songwriter who rocketed to fame after the release of her first two studio singles “Blackout” and “Maps,” a cover of the popular Yeah Yeah Yeahs song. She’s represented by CAA and has released two live albums. In May of 2018, she played a Stockholm concert supporting James Blunt. She self-released a single “Lost Without You” which she wrote about experiencing a regretful moment that changed her life.
She spent much of 2017 touring in support of other popular acts like Tears for Fears, Lewis Capaldi and Dotan.
After opening shows in the U.K. for Gavin James earlier in the year, she made her headlining debut in May 2017. Concentrating on plaintive ballads, the show doubled as her recording debut; Live at St. Pancras Old Church was released by Good Soldier Records that September. It included an acoustic version of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs song “Maps.” That year she also scored a U.K. Top Ten single with “Lost Without You.” In 2018 she issued the sumptuous, slow-burn single “Ultraviolet” and collaborated with MJ Cole on the moody “Waking Up,” as well as issuing a second live album, Live at the Omeara. Ridings’ first studio EP, You Mean the World to Me, came out in early 2019; it was also her first release under a U.S. licensing deal with Capitol. Her eponymous debut studio full-length appeared that July, heralded by the single “Castles.”
She self-released a single “Lost Without You” which she wrote about experiencing a regretful moment that changed her life.
Singer-songwriter who rocketed to fame after the release of her first two studio singles “Blackout” and “Maps,” a cover of the popular Yeah Yeah Yeahs song. She’s represented by CAA and has released two live albums.
Prefered color: Violet
She has a dog named Maisie Elizabeth.