Lydia Cole: 'The Lay Of The Land'

Lydia Cole has just released her sophomore album, ‘The Lay Of The Land’.

We’ve already heard tracks ‘Dream’, ‘Telepathise’, and ‘Sober’ (which she has slowly released over the past year), and they sit comfortably in this nine-track release.

Produced by Nic Manders, ‘Lay Of The Land’ features stripped-back and warmly organic production, with some darkly confessional lyrics from Cole.

She explains, "I write the way that I live. My biggest drive in life is to connect to someone and in order to do that, you have to show them yourself. The more you can see of me, the closer we can get, and I get a kick out of getting close to someone. It's either do music like this or not do music."

Make sure you catch a show on her upcoming tour, which kicks off around New Zealand next month. She’ll be performing at Auckland's Wine Cellar on March 2, Christchurch's Space Academy on March 3, Auckland's Vic Theatre on March 10 and Wellington's Meow Bar on March 11.

After playing these shows, Cole will be relocating to Berlin, so make sure you get to one to say goodbye if you can.

Listen to the new album below, or order it on CD and Vinyl at Bandcamp.