added: 21 Aug 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Combining a folky style with European pop, Lydia Baylis is set to hit the indie scene running with gorgeous debut single 'Mirrors'. A smooth vocal performance based over smooth acoustic with more than slight country twang, the single is a strong entry to the music scene.
The music moves away from the current trend of traditional pop vocals cast over automatic night club hits, choosing instead to step back, relax and keep it simple. Dealing with troubled relationships, it's a relatable piece for many and will no doubt work as a soundtrack for many a breakup over the next few months.
Competition for Baylis may come in the form of others enjoying the 90s pop revival, and with the likes of Texas producing new and exciting music, she'll have to work hard to compete with the big names.
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Baylis has revealed her inspiration behind her music, citing school girl friendships as a powerful and influencial form of relationships in earlier life. Speaking to Spa Breaks, Baylis said of 'Mirrors': 'It was actually based on a platonic friendship from when I was about 13, with a girl at school, which was quite controlling.
'Looking back on it I wanted to explore that idea of power in relationships, and I think that can be applied to friendships as well as romantically.'
Those who have too participated in intense friendships at school can easily understand the power these have on your formative years, perhaps even more so than romantic relationships. As 'Mirrors' discusses the hidden aspects of friendships and relationships, it's easy to understand her influence here.
Speaking of her inspiration, Baylis clearly places emphasis on her female influences: 'It's a cliché, but my mother is an amazing woman. She is very different to me and I spent a lot of my teenage years not appreciating how incredibly she is.'
When talking about her favourite ways to relax, Baylis likes to keep it simple: 'What's my perfect day of relaxation? Just sitting and reading a book without feeling guilty about it and thinking I should be doing something else.'
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