Nashville based, Québec-born singer, songwriter Lydia Sutherland is back with new stunning single “dressing room” via Universal Music Canada
She continues her streak of songs with ‘Nashville story-telling’ lyrics that have listeners deep dive into this very relatable story.
Lydia says: “‘dressing room’ is the song I needed to hear when I was younger.” “I’ve always struggled with body image and have always felt so alone because no one was really talking about their struggles. We’re all dealing with something no matter what size we are – so this song is for you. I hope it makes you feel heard.”
Teasing the song across socials, Lydia’s followers have been pining for the release, commenting how they relate to the lyrics.
Nothing like a mental breakdown in H&M
The mirror added 20 pounds when I just lost 10.
Guess I’ll skip dinner.
Everybody, every size in that new collection
So why am I the body type that’s the exception.
Wish I was thinner, and these lights were dimmer.
I go in with clothes, leave with insecurities.
Soon as that door’s closed, there’s so much wrong with me.
Don’t matter if it’s pink or blue, tight or loose.
Or if a single thing is telling me, it’s true.
Nothing breaks my heart like a dressing room.
This ability to harness vulnerability and write music that heals, began to form both her honest, relatable songwriting style and her artistic identity, rooted in authenticity.
Lydia is known for her diverse catalogue, highlighted by “Hold Me Back” with Robyn Ottolini, “Mercy” with Kyle McKearney, “Break Up With A Friend” with Chelsea Berman, and “The Way She Does” with Jake Davey—which soared to #1 on the iTunes Top Country Singles Chart Australia. Building a backlog of nearly 900 songs, Lydia gained traction with her debut single “Love Me” in 2021 before accelerating her breakthrough with “Date A Friend.” The latter reached Top 40 Country in Canada as iHeartRadio christened her a “Future Star.”
She adds: “24 is a weird transition age so there are a lot of firsts happening – from falling in love, being hard on myself, moving out of my mom’s house, moving to a different country, losing friends, making new ones, signing a record deal – it’s very much that era of insecurities so there will be some varsity, high school vibes visually.”
Lydia is channelling her therapeutic and empowering songwriting into relatable, catchy anthems that showcase her airy, emotionally-charged voice.
Stay tuned for much more to come from Lydia Sutherland.