Following up on her thriving first single “Dancing To You,” Lydia Halloway today revealed “Gold,” which features a shimmering mixture of Halloway’s layered, high octave vocals and bouncing beats produced by Dibs (Cheat Codes, Carley Rae Jepsen). Lydia Halloway’s story is one of persistance through some of her darker experiences fighting cancer. With surgeries threatening her ability to sing, the time she spent recovering was not wasted. The 20 year-old downloaded Ableton and after hundreds of dedicated hours, taught herself to produce. Newest single “Gold” and other tracks from her upcoming EP acknowledge the depth of the experience and lost time while still bringing an optimistic and unique pop style to her writing.
“Gold” meditates on the aftermath of ending things with a teenage love who offered no support during the darkest days of her illness, written in her childhood home during the depth of her illness.
“I wrote this song after the end of a really long, beautiful relationship. I didn’t handle things with perfect grace or maturity at the end (I was nineteen) and my ex ended up really demonizing me afterward. ‘Gold’ is about reconciling with that and resetting the narrative on my own terms – I’m not perfect, but I’m not so bad.”– Lydia Halloway