Freya Ridings’ recent single ‘Weekends’ took the soul-baring songwriter back to the airwaves with radio support from Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital, Virgin Radio, Bauer Hits and Bauer Pride as it powered the top 40on the Official Singles Chart as well as reaching Radio Airplay and Shazam Top 10. Fan anticipation for her eagerly awaited second album ‘Blood Orange’ was then again heightened as she shared one of her personal favourite songs from the set in the shape of ‘Face In The Crowd’.
Now Freya shares another song from her forthcoming album, ‘Can I Jump?’, which is released alongside her second Live At Alexandra Palace performance video as well as a lyric video. And there’s more good news for Freya fans. She is so excited to be able to play her new songs live that she has moved the release date of the ‘Blood Orange’ album forward a week to April 28th to allow her to play an intimate album release tour which starts that same day.
‘Can I Jump?’ is indicative of the full-force, organic passion that shines throughout the ‘Blood Orange’ album. It’s a song that’s as optimistic as it is euphoric, as Freya realises that making the big decision requires taking a leap of faith that everything will work out for the best. ‘Can I Jump?’ was inspired by the biggest of decisions – the prospect of getting married to her partner after an on/off/on relationship which started when she was 19-years-old.
Freya says, “I have always had trust issues. I mean, I’m a solo artist! I could have been in a band, but it always felt safer to do things alone. And I liked to be in control. And there’s a huge element where you cannot be in control when you’re getting married to someone. You have to trust and love them completely. So I was like: can I jump?”
Freya wrote ‘Can I Jump?’ with Scott Harris (Camilla Cabello, Shawn Mendes) and solo artist Annika Bennett along with its Grammy Award winning producer Federico Vindver (Coldplay, Meghan Trainor).
The album release tour in celebration of ‘Blood Orange’ will represent Freya’s first headline shows in eighteen months. Having previously sold-out large venues such as London’s Eventim Apollo, the tour represents a rare opportunity for fans to see Freya perform in more intimate venues. Each show is hosted in conjunction with a local record store, and fans can buy ticket / album bundles HERE. The dates are:
FREYA RIDINGS TOUR APRIL
28th – Kingston, Przym (hosted by Banquet Records)
30th – Coventry, The Empire (hosted by HMV)
1st – Manchester, Club Academy (hosted by Crash Records)
2nd – Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal (hosted by Pie & Vinyl)
Freya’s summer festival schedule so far includes Tunes In The Dunes (May 14th), Hideaway Festival (August 6th) and Hardwick Festival (August 19th).