At just nineteen, Brisbane darling Lydia Urbina has released a string of silky singles. Nights is her latest release and it’s a starry-eyed approach to the of-the-moment electro-pop ballad.
Pop-soaked and R&B tinged, Nights is a celestial slice of romance that reveals Lydia Urbina’s strong vocal prowess.
In her final year of studying Popular Music at the Griffith Conservatorium, it’s clear Lydia Urbina has been wasting no time at all in kick-starting her music career. Between writing, recording and producing her upcoming debut EP, music has been at the forefront of her young nineteen years.
Full to the brim with sultry melismas and well-executed syncopation, Nights is a true reflection of Lydia’s recent achievements. Sashaying between pop eruptions and R&B tempo, Lydia navigates the genre-defying track with a heavy-handed dose of electronica. Waves of warm synth give way to fluttering beat pad junctures that are bright and modern.
However, it’s the robust welding of her superior vocal ability that commands the listener. Breathy and light here, full and rich there – the electro-pop aesthetic in overthrown by her natural deployment to sing her heart out. In the end, Nights becomes that of a love-song ballad; yearning and deeply moving.
Lydia Urbina knows when to stay silent too. As a keen appreciator, she draws inspiration from many artists including blackbear and Jon Bellion.
“I appreciate a driving groove to which both artists consistently fulfil within their tracks. The use of trap hats and risers is especially drawn from listening to these two amazing artists.”
She also goes to note, “This track was influenced by the artist Lavu. He also inspired the unique sounds and placements of samples within the verses and chorus.”
We predict Lydia will be one to watch amongst the boom of incredible Australian female singers. Watch this space and in the meantime, catch her other singles available on Spotify.