MusicTAP is happy to bring to you another exclusive premiere – this time, it’s Lydia Brownfield, who is releasing her totally-from-the-heart new single, “The Digger”.

As the press release accompanying this wonderful artist’s music says: “singer/songwriter Lydia Brownfield spent many years honing her craft in Atlanta. She opened for artists including Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Case, Shawn Mullins, and Indigo Girls and played shows with her band in the area’s top clubs. 

Before settling in Columbus, Brownfield became a regular performer in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village and began a recording career that has continued to date. 

Her 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. All of this brings a dramatic, energetic, and entertaining live show.

Brownfield’s voice swells and recedes within the crevices of new love, heartbreak, and the holy grail of self-discovery. The song gracefully weaves and spirals in a melodic embrace in the search for truth: “… and if you find hell, well, just dig deeper still.” Brownfield says, “Although it’s rather personal, I think other people can relate.  We all have ‘stuff.’ Stuff we don’t like about ourselves, stuff we wish we could change, stuff that doesn’t serve us well, and stuff that isn’t even ours. We were born into other people’s stuff, and we just learn to carry it along with us. It becomes part of us. All this stuff is mixed in with what’s at the core of us – and if we don’t separate it and rid ourselves of that stuff, then it just continues, on and on.”

All of which is to say “The Digger” is the prelude to the new, 13-track album, Dig. 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.”

It says a lot – and so does the music. Give it a listen (or ten, like I have) and see what you think.

“The Digger” will be released on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021.

Dig will be released on Friday, November 19th, 2021

By Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years - as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, freelance journalist, producer, manager and working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star, traveling down South and his orange Gretsch. He's pretty groovy!