NEW MONDAY! LYDIA PERSAUD Good For Us
Lydia Persaud Good For Us is available on Tidal, Bandcamp, Spotify, Next Door Records.
by Walter Price
The smooth empowering new single “Good For Us” by Toronto-based singer/songwriter Lydia Persaud has a vibe that transcends time. It has a little funky R&B from the 1970s, splashes of the neo-soul revival of the 90s, and sparks of sweet vibed bedroom pop of the now. A real cool sound that stands as the foundation for a track that’s about making the right decisions for yourself, breaking free from codependencies, and feeling confident along the way.
The silky jazz “Good For Us” is the debut single from Persaud’s forthcoming Scott McCannell-produced LP, “Moody31”, and is expected to drop on April 29, 2022. About the making of this eagerly anticipated set, the singer has been quoted on the making of, “Ukulele was the foundational instrument I used while writing the record. From there, Scott and I would jam each song. The process was always about honouring the music and the story. There were no isolation booths, all the bed tracks were recorded in one room. The music wouldn’t sound the same without our late-night hangs, ordering food, and listening to music together.”
Don’t be surprised if this single doesn’t make many Best Of lists this year. Hear why I predict so, by streaming the single as well as watching the intimate home-movie-styled music video, directed by Joshua Rille, here at the GTC.
LYDIA PERSAUD Good For Us
Artist photo and quotes are courtesy of Auteur Research PR
Good For Us written by Lydia Persaud
Recording, Production & Mixed by Safe Spaceship Music
Bass by Scott McCannell
Keys by Ben Mcdonald
Drums / Perc by Chino De Villa
Guitar by Christine Bougie
Back-up Vocals by Kyla Charter and James Baley
Mastered by Heather Kirby
VIDEO: Directed and Shot by Joshua Rille
Edited by Ayo Tsalithaba
HUMA by Ms. Myles
Styling by Joshua Rille and Lydia Persaud
Guest Appearance: Kyla Charter, Jill Harris, James Baley, Joshua Rille, and Christine Bougie
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“After ten years of playing music, I’m beginning to recount the past and bring my multiple experiences into what I’m doing. After all, I make music to honestly connect with others who might feel the same way. I hope Moody31 celebrates and validates the human experience in all its contradictions: how new love can be experienced alongside deep loss, how one can crave solitude and connection, simultaneously. It’s beautiful to embrace all of our moods – it’s living.” – Lydia Persaud