With a successful debut single and Queensland Music Award under her belt already this year, Lottie McLeod is back with another track that pulls on the heartstrings of all listeners, Bridge.
Inspired by artists such as Alix Page, Boygenius, and Dulcie, the young Meanjin/Brisbane local returns with a track that sounds as if it was straight out of your favourite coming-of-age film.
“Bridge was written about navigating a relationship when distance separates you. I have two main approaches when writing; sometimes it’s putting myself in the perspective of another person and what they’re feeling, but often it’s drawing from personal experience. ‘Bridge’ is a little of both.” – Lottie McLeod
McLeod had written the song with an acoustic/folk energy but always knew it would evolve into something a little more indie-pop. Undoubtedly knowing the drums and guitars must play a prominent role, she sat down with a friend to put the demo down.
“My friend Oscar and I had a chat and he was really on the same page so we put a demo down. He actually wrote the guitar solo which I love.”
Previously working alongside her mentor Asha Jefferies and producer Tom Eggert (Sloan Peterson, Busby Marou, Cub Sport), Lottie connected with Producer Jarryd Shuker (Art of Sleeping, Yb., Vancouver Sleep Clinic, HANNI) for Bridge.
Shuker knew Lottie wanted the track to start slow and steady, and crescendo into a more uptempo and complex ending. Lottie shares on working alongside Jaryd at 4000 Studios “He really listened to my ideas and was so detailed in working through those with me.”
Winning the Youth category (age 10-17) at this year’s Queensland Music Awards, Lottie has continued her success, scoring well-deserved support slots with acts such as Platonic Sex and Alta Falls. Now, the talented songstress will return to the stage on June 29th to support Perth’s indie-pop trio Dulcie at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge.
Lottie McLeod’s storytelling writing style is inspired by artists from her childhood such as The Killers and Taylor Swift, who McLeod found influential through their incredible lyric writing, reflecting their emotions. At only 17 years of age, the talented songwriter continues to write music every day, honing her craft of musical storytelling.
Listen To Bridge HERE
Thanks to Starving Kids