Freya Ridings ~ Voice of a generation

Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Photograph: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019

Freya Ridings is a phenomenon. A home grown worldwide music sensation who has captured the hearts of fans across the globe. The north London singer songwriter played to a sold out show at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019.

Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Photograph: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019

The first time she had been in this venue was aged nine and here she was not watching the main act but headlining the show.

Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Photograph: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019

Freya opened the show with ‘Love is Fire’ her new single and a stunning example of how she blends her lyrics with her voice to achieve a ballad of exceptional power.

Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Photograph: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019
‘Love is Fire’ by Freya Ridings

This was the fourth time that I had seen Freya perform and each time she has grown more confident in delivering her songs. her stories, her history and taking that personal joy and anguish and turning into a way of connecting with her audience that at once makes them feel like old friends and spectators in the secret life of Freya Ridings.

Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Photograph: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019

‘Bad Guy’ performed live by Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Video: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019

One of the nights biggest anthems was ‘Castles’ a stunning song that soared up and above into and through the audience. You feel the passion and the performance of star in control of her vocal abilities delivered in her own unique way. London Community Gospel Choir appeared as if by magic to provide heavenly support at key moments throughout the performance.

‘Castles’ performed live by Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Video: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019

Freya is capitalising on the momentum generated from her self titled album ‘Freya Ridings’ by showcasing her songs, ‘Blackout’, ‘Maps, Unconditional, ‘Waking Up’ and Ultraviolet.

Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Photograph: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019

Ending her main performance Freya came back for an encore with the song ‘Ultraviolet’ and ended the night with ‘Holy Water’ and an explosion of silver and blue confetti which covered the whole auditorium.

‘Lost Without You’ performed live by Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Video: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019

A stunning performance from an artist who continues to amaze and delight with her passionate delivery of intimate ballads that captures the hearts and minds of fans across the globe. Truly Freya Ridings is the voice of a generation.

‘Lost Without You’ performed live by Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Video: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019
Freya Ridings at Hammersmith Apollo on 22nd November 2019. Photograph: CloudwatcherUno™ ©2019