"Lost Without You"
Freya Ridings emerged to be the surprise success story of 2018 in the UK. Her breakthrough came with “Lost Without You,” one of those rare, once-in-a-lifetime songs that immediately put a previously under-the-radar artist on the map. Such was its word-of-mouth appeal that it hit the UK Top 10 on four separate occasions during a commanding six-month run in the Top 40. “Lost Without You” saw Freya become the first female UK artist to have an entirely self-written Top 10 hit since Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” returned to the charts in 2012.
By the time 2018 came to close, “Lost Without You” became one of the Top 20 most downloaded songs of the year and the biggest hit from a new British female artist. She is ready, she says. Ready to get out there and put her message across. “If you’re going to devote all your time and energy to something, why not make it something you love? And if you feel things too keenly, and you get punished for that in almost every area of life, but there’s this one area where precisely that quality is championed, well, that’s great, isn’t it?” Freya Ridings. Out of the music room, into the fire.