COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 26, 2021) – Lydia Brownfield announces the release of the single “Against the Light” on November 9. It’s an anthem for those trying over and over again despite the odds and also a reckoning for those getting in their own way. It’s off the upcoming album, Dig, due out November 19.
The frantic and impulsive tempo symbolizes a moth banging around the dark searching for the light. When she finds it she throws herself against it: “Around and round this light I’m flying banging loudly into the night, torn and broken but not beaten, I will throw myself again and again and again against the light”.
It reflects two areas of Brownfield’s own life she strives to get right, her music career and past relationships. She says, “This song kind of sums up my life. Even after failing at relationships, we all do it again. And again and again. We have to try. I always have to try. It’s the same with music. I’ve been at this for decades. But I still throw myself at it as hard as I can, with whatever I have. Or whatever I have left.”
Brownfield plays acoustic guitar, piano, strings and synths on “Against the Light”. The single produced by Fred Blitzer, also features Andy Harrison on electric guitar, Jeff Martin on drums, and Phil Maneri on bass.
The album travels the euphoric highs of being in love and the dramatic lows of breaking up and discovering internal power. Through genre-bending twists and turns of folk, punk, and pop, it explores the journey of getting caught up in someone else and losing sight of one’s journey of self-discovery.
Dig Track Listing
- We Are Bound
- Death Do Us Part
- Against The Light
- Say You Understand
- Everything Out There
- Love: Forever
- The Digger
- Things I’ve Done
- Windsong & Cigarette Smoke
- Just Like Love
- Holding Hands
About Lydia Brownfield
Lydia Brownfield’s songs reflect a lifetime of rich and also very human experiences. They include growing up in Columbus, Ohio, and studying at the local fine arts college. A decade of living and performing in Atlanta and touring the south. A move to New York City and going through two difficult divorces. And most importantly, becoming a mom. Brownfield’s music influences range widely from folk and alternative country to power pop and punk, and her songs cross many of those same genres but find a comfortable spot among edgy folk/pop artists.
Lydia Brownfield Album Release Show
Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music – Worthington, OH
Saturday, November 20