Future Star - Lydia Sutherland


The 23 year-old singer songwriter from Godmanchester (about an hour from Montreal) was first discovered on the hit TV show La Voix in 2018. Since then, Sutherland has written for artists all across Canada, the US and Australia, scoring her first major label cut with Warner Music Nashville on Robyn Ottolini’s new EP (Hold me Back). She also co-wrote Jake Davey’s newest single (Ends with Y), which charted #1 on the Australian Itunes country music chart. Over the past 2 years Sutherland has written over 800 songs. As an artist, Sutherland is currently working on her debut EP with JUNO-nominated producers Spencer Cheyne and Justin Kudding. Inspired by new country artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce and Maddie & Tae, Sutherland’s music is defined by her undeniable voice, catchy melodies, and relatable lyrics.

Quote about the song -
"I wrote “Date A Friend” back in February of 2021 with Robyn Ottolini and Chris Yurchuck after a complete fall out with the guy I’d been seeing. This guy also happened to be my best friend and before things came to be, my crowd had been on my case about how complicated and messy things would get if we ever broke up. I was so in my head about the whole relationship and where it was going that I needed to write something that shed a positive light on the whole situation. Something that would highlight the reasons why I chose to cross the friendship boundary with him in the first place and why I shouldn’t regret taking that chance. “Date A Friend” is a song that speaks on how intimate friendships can be and how naturally it can lead to something more. It can be the easiest and most special feeling ever, even when it’s not meant to be forever."

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