Liddy Clark is an up-and-coming country singer and we can’t get enough of her song, “Hit & Run.” The song is not your typical breakup anthem, which is one of the many reasons we love it. She also just released an incredible cover of a Dua Lipa song. We got to know the girl behind the music in this recent interview.
Nashville Noise: Let’s start from the beginning. Where did your love for music come from?
Liddy Clark: I think I’ve always loved music. My family has been involved in music for some time now, including my cousins who were signed with Sony during the late 90s and early 2000s.
You achieved a lot musically at a young age. When you look back, what is the one thing that stands out the most for you?
LC: The moment that stands out the most to me is getting to play on the Country Music Hall of Fame stage and meeting Garth Brooks. I learned so much during that experience and got to hear some really good advice.
You even picked up a guitar at a young age (12). What made you want to play?
LC: I always loved writing things and knew that if I ever wanted to get good at writing songs I needed to learn chords and instruments that would allow me to write songs.
Speaking of that, what’s the first song you remember writing?
LC: The first song I remember writing was in my Spanish class in seventh grade. I was 12 at the time and I just sort of started writing. It was sort of like a diary entry put to music. Writing is why I do music, it’s the most cathartic experience for me.
You just released a new song, a cover of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.” What made you want to cover this one?
LC: I covered this song a few years ago and decided to release it with frtyfve (a record label out of the U.K.) as part of their Turn Her Up campaign for International Women’s Month. This is one of my favorite Dua Lipa songs and I love the message behind it, I feel it goes perfectly with the campaign.
You’ve been getting some Taylor Swift comparisons. How do you feel about that? Is she an influence for you?
LC: Of course, she’s a huge influence for me. She was one of my first favorite artists. I connect so much with her storytelling and that’s something I try to create with my own songs, so the comparisons are gladly welcomed.
Lastly, what else do you have in store for 2020?
LC: Lots of new music! I’ve been producing an album for a few months and I’m really excited that it’s going to come out really soon.
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