Who Is Freya Ridings? 'Lost Without You' Singer's Age, Love Island Appearance & More
15 August 2018, 11:34 | Updated: 31 October 2018, 16:06
Freya Ridings is a young, British singer-songwriter that definitely we think you should get to know.
You'll probably know her song 'Lost Without You', which became an overnight hit after featuring in an episode of ITV2's Love Island.
It led to the breakthrough track charting on The Official Vodafone Big Top 40 back in July this year.
Who is Freya Ridings? Well, we've got the answers to everything you're wondering about this exciting, new artist...
What is Freya Riding's age?
Freya is 24 years old. She was born on April 19th 1994.
What are Freya Riding's tour dates?
Freya will be on her own headline UK tour in October and November 2018. She spent last year on tour supporting acts including Tears for Fears, Tash Sultana and Lewis Capaldi.
The tour kicks off in London on October 18th before finishing in Portsmouth at the start of November.
- Thu 18 October - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
- Fri 19 October - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
- Sat 20 October - The Globe, Cardiff
- Fri 26 October - O2 Academy2 Oxford, Oxford
- Sat 27 October - Manchester Dancehouse, Manchester
- Sun 28 October - The Wardrobe, Leeds
- Mon 29 October - O2 Institute3, Birmingham
- Wed 31 October - The Haunt, Brighton
- Thu 01 November - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
What is Freya Riding's Instagram?
Freya's official Instagram account is @freyaridings. She reached 50,000 followers in August 2018.
What is 'Lost Without You' about and when did it feature on Love Island?
'Lost Without You' is about letting someone go even though you still love them. Emosh, right?
The song was playing in the background of Love Island when Laura Anderson was dumped by Jack Fowler.
I can't believe the crazy reaction to 'Lost Without You' being on @LoveIsland - 13 thousand @Shazam's! You guys are incredible, thank you for all your messages of support— Freya Ridings (@FreyaRidings) 9 July 2018
Listen to my song here: https://t.co/KI1fhQkMyg pic.twitter.com/xXbzEaDdw6
Three of Freya's songs were used by the ITV2 show and 'Lost Without You' was the 'most Shazamed' song of the entire series.
What has Freya Ridings said about her dyslexia?
In an interview with BBC News, Freya opened up about her struggles with severe dyslexia in school.
Freya discusses how she loved playing the piano and guitar but her dyslexia made reading and writing other people's songs difficult; so she started writing her own songs from the age of nine instead.
"At the age of 11 I did my first open mic show, and it was one of those lightning-bolt moments where I suddenly found what I wanted to do," she says in the interview.