Margo Price has been easing away from her classic country sound to a more rock based one, but her latest single sees her taking a step back towards country once again. "Lydia" is a song that is mostly just Price with an acoustic guitar with some strings in the background to set the mood. It's really the strings that set the tone for this song. Typically violins add a lush and beautiful background to a song, but with "Lydia" it sounds more like it's setting the tone for a horror movie. All of the elements of a lovely acoustic folk song are present, but instead Price gives us one of the most anxiety inducing songs of the year, and I mean that as a compliment.
In an email to fans, Margo Price says of the new song:
"I wrote Lydia in one sitting in a tiny hotel room after walking around the city of Vancouver one day. I was jet lagged and feeling really depressed, hopeless, but instead of taking a nap, I picked up the guitar and the words just flowed out all in one quick moment. I hit record on my phone to make a demo and so sort of blacked out or went into this meditative state and boom- eight minutes later, I had this song. "The song feels like a premonition now, with women’s rights being stripped and all the abortion bans happening. When I listen back, I hear what might go through a woman’s mind when she has a difficult decision to make about her body, her choices and her future."