莉迪亚·洛夫莱斯（Lydia Loveless）（1990年9月4日出生；现名莉迪亚·安克罗姆（Lydia Ankrom））是美国俄亥俄州乡村歌唱家的另类歌手。她的音乐融合了流行音乐，古典乡村，单调的音乐和朋克摇滚。
Loveless出生于俄亥俄州纽卡斯尔的Coshocton。她是帕克·钱德勒（Parker Chandler）的女儿，有两个姐姐埃莉诺·辛纳科拉（Eleanor Sinacola）和杰西卡（Jessica），现在以艺名“杰西卡·沃比特（Jessica Wabbit）”表演。Loveless在Coshocton郊外的一个乡村的农场长大，并接受家庭教育。她说，在14岁时搬到俄亥俄州哥伦布市之前，她就像一个强调宗教和顺从的小镇的流浪汉。她喜欢汉克·威廉姆斯三世（Hank Williams III）和受朋克影响的乡村音乐，同时还喜欢流行音乐，摇滚乐和“ Kemado唱片上几乎所有内容。”
2004年，Loveless，她的父亲和她的姐妹组成了一支名为Carson Drew的四人新流行乐队，该乐队以Nancy Drew的书中的父亲的名字命名。无爱演奏低音。乐队在2007年分手。
在辛辛那提为自己的乐队开幕的一场演出中，洛夫莱斯遇到了制片人大卫·罗兹·布朗（David Rhodes Brown）（距孟菲斯500英里），后者随后制作了她的第一张专辑《 2010年唯一的男人》。Loveless对专辑的精采制作不满意。15岁时，Loveless创造了纪录。Loveless澄清说，她喜欢自己写的歌，但是（要花上三年的时间）才能发行专辑，这影响了她对该项目的感觉。
哥伦布律师史蒂夫·麦甘（Steve McGann）成为她的经理。Loveless和她的乐队开车20小时到达德克萨斯州的奥斯汀，并最终在2010年的South by Southwest音乐节上为Bloodshot所有者Rob Miller和Nan Warshaw演奏。
2012年，她与Bloodshot签约，并决定制作更加原始和前卫的专辑，她发行了Indestructible Machine，歌曲的主题是对家乡的沮丧，饮酒，抑郁和一首幽默的歌曲，讲述的是被一个自言自语的男人缠扰作为史蒂夫·厄尔（Steve Earle），但实际上不是科波黑德路（Copperhead Road）的歌手。Loveless在现场与工程师Joe Viers一起在俄亥俄州的Sonic Lounge录音棚格罗夫城录制了许多现场录音和最少的配音。斯宾将唱片描述为“因完全没有胡说八道”而脱颖而出，“在叙述者活泼的酒吧里鲁，的嗓音中，以及在她总体上不能说出话来的情况下，嗓音嘶哑”。
2013年，Loveless发行了EP的Boy Crazy。AllMusic的马克·戴明（Mark Deming）对此专辑表示赞赏，称专辑“进一步证明了Loveless是一个主要才华，如果她的下一张专辑如此出色，她可能会成为一个非常大的明星”。其中一首歌“情人的口水”是关于连环杀手杰弗里·达默（Jeffrey Dahmer）的。
2014年2月，Loveless在Bloodshot Records上发布了她的第三张全长唱片《 Somewhere Else》，具有黑暗的“罂粟花”氛围。Stereogum说，Loveless正在使用她的“作曲家的明确声音，而使用它模糊嘴巴和倾吐心脏之间的界限只会变得更好。” Loveless被《旋转》杂志列为“ 1月14日的5大最佳新人”之一。唱片包括“ Head”，这是Loveless与吉他手Todd May（一位作曲家）共同创作的单曲。专辑获得了非常好的好评，并在发行的第一周进入了Billboard的Heatseekers排行榜（Billboard图表的新条目，由Nielsen SoundScan编制）。
2014年4月，Loveless在唱片商店日发布了Mile High / Blind 7“唱片，唱片的A侧标有“ Mile High”的无相册切工，B侧标有Kesha的“ Blind”的封面。是石灰绿色乙烯基的限量发行版，于2014年5月27日以数字专辑格式发行。
2015年4月，Loveless与唱片公司合作伙伴Cory Branan成为唱片商店日发行的一部分。两位歌手演唱了两首王子的歌曲：Loveless做的《我会死4 U》和Branan的《樱桃月下》。7“限量发行版也压在紫色乙烯基上。
Loveless将自己的声乐天赋捐赠给电影《名叫古奇的狗》（A Dog Named Gucci）的结尾学分歌曲，歌曲为“ One Voice”，其中还包括了Norah Jones，Aimee Mann，Susanna Hoffs，Neko Case，Brian May和Kathryn Calder的声音。 。它是由迪恩·法尔科内（Dean Falcone）制作的，他还撰写了电影的配乐。“一个声音”于2016年4月16日在唱片商店日发行，出售该唱片的利润将使动物慈善事业受益。
2016年8月，Bloodshot Records发行了她的第三张录音室专辑Real。她的首部音乐录像带是该专辑的首支单曲《 Longer》于2016年7月在世界范围内首播。该录像带由电影制片人Gorman Bechard导演，后者导演了纪录片《 Loveless》。8月19日，这首由Bechard执导的音乐录影带这次又发行了歌曲“ Clumps”。第二天早上，Loveless和她的乐队在美国电视网络上首次亮相，并在CBS星期六早上表演了三首歌。同样由贝查德（Bechard）执导的歌曲“欧洲”的视频于2016年11月首播。
AV俱乐部将Real称为“冒险，野蛮的诚实吸盘拳”，而《波士顿环球报》则表示：“ Loveless继续表现出瘀伤的脆弱性和绝望的渴望的非凡组合，以及坚韧，自卑的韧性，但还有更多她仍然沉迷于爱情的缺点：渴望您没有（或无法拥有）的东西，不可避免地要分解找到的任何东西（以及在其中很难找到的东西）排名第一），以及使用它的情感陷阱。” 滚石乐队（Rolling Stone）喜欢将风格转变为更流行的声音。
Loveless是一部名为Who Who Lyly Loveless？的纪录片的主题，其中电影制片人Gorman Bechard（《迷住我》，《一切都：格兰特·哈特的音乐，生活与时代》）记录了Loveless专辑《 Real》的制作过程，以及以下内容她在旅途中，并探讨了一支音乐界的乐队在生活中的感觉。“我还想看看我们通常看不到的东西。这样的乐队的财务状况如何？钱去哪里了？谁拿到钱了？Spotify好吗？Spotify好吗？盗版如何？我会很想进入一个乐队，仍然可以卖出200–250个座位的场地和酒吧，但仍然都是乘坐一辆老式的福特面包车旅行。几个旅馆房间，可以这么说，没有人在揉面团。
Loveless的抒情倾向包括女权主义者/女强人的言论，因此自然而然地包含了许多喝酒的歌曲。Loveless是Kesha的狂热粉丝，并且在她的现场表演和她的Boy Crazy and Singles（s）发行中的录音中扮演过“ Blind”。
Lydia Loveless (born September 4, 1990; as Lydia Ankrom) is an American alternative country singer-songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Her music combines pop music, classic country, honky tonk, and punk rock.
Loveless was born in Coshocton, Ohio, in the Newcastle area. She is the daughter of Parker Chandler and has two older sisters, Eleanor Sinacola and Jessica, who now performs under the stage name “Jessica Wabbit”. Loveless grew up on a farm in a rural area outside of Coshocton and was home-schooled. She said she felt like an outcast in a town that emphasized religion and conformity until she moved to Columbus, Ohio when she was 14. She enjoyed Hank Williams III and punk-influenced country music, while also embracing popular music and rock and roll and “pretty much anything on Kemado Records.”
Her family is musical: Loveless’ father was a pastor, drummer, and later country-western bar owner for a time. She and her sisters played several instruments. Loveless took piano lessons, then began trying to play the guitar at 12.
In 2004, Loveless, her father, and her sisters made up part of a four-member new wave pop band called Carson Drew, named after the father in the Nancy Drew books. Loveless played bass. The band broke up in 2007.
At a show in Cincinnati where she opened for his band, Loveless met producer David Rhodes Brown (500 Miles to Memphis) who went on to produce her first album, 2010’s The Only Man. Loveless was not happy with the slick production of the album. Loveless made the record when she was 15 years old. Loveless clarified that she likes the songs she wrote, but the drawn-out process (over three years) to get the album released influenced her feelings about the project.
Columbus attorney Steve McGann became her manager. Loveless and her band drove 20 hours to Austin, Texas, and ended up playing for Bloodshot owners Rob Miller and Nan Warshaw at the 2010 South by Southwest music festival.
In 2012, signed with Bloodshot and determined to make a more raw and edgier album, she released Indestructible Machine with songs that feature themes of frustration with her hometown, drinking, depression, and a humorous song about being stalked by a man who referred to himself as Steve Earle but was not in fact the singer of Copperhead Road. Loveless recorded the album with many live takes and a minimum of overdubs at Grove City, Ohio’s Sonic Lounge recording studio with engineer Joe Viers. Spin characterized the record as standing out “for its utter lack of bullshit”, with “roaring vocals, in her narrators’ lived-in-bars recklessness, and in her overall inability to mince words.”
Indestructible Machine received praise from AllMusic and in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Spin, and The Washington Post. Greg Kot wrote that Loveless’ “defiant tone is matched by songs that put country and punk on equal ground, unvarnished and direct”.
In the Spring of 2013, Loveless did an extensive Canadian tour supporting the Supersuckers. Loveless and her band also toured Scandinavia and Spain during the Fall of 2013.
In 2013, Loveless released Boy Crazy, an EP. Mark Deming of AllMusic praised the release, asserting that the album “is further proof that Loveless is a major talent, and if her next album is as good as this, she may run the risk of becoming a very big star”. One of the songs, “Lover’s Spat”, is about the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Rolling Stone cited Loveless as one of its “10 New Artists You Need to Know: January 2014”.
In February 2014, Loveless released her third full-length record, Somewhere Else, on Bloodshot Records, which has a dark, “poppy” vibe. Stereogum said Loveless is using her “unmistakable voice as a songwriter, and she’s only getting better at using it to blur the line between running her mouth and pouring out her heart.” Loveless was listed as one of “5 Best New Artist for January 14” by Spin magazine. The record includes “Head”, a single Loveless wrote with her guitar player, Todd May, a fellow songwriter. The album had a very positive reception and entered Billboard’s Heatseekers chart (new entries to Billboard charts, compiled by Nielsen SoundScan) the first week of its release at position number 7.
In April 2014, Loveless released the Mile High/Blind 7″ record for Record Store Day. The record had a non-album cut titled “Mile High” on the A side and a cover of Kesha’s “Blind” on the B side. It was a limited edition release on lime green vinyl. The tracks were released in digital album format on May 27, 2014.
In April 2015, Loveless was part of a Record Store Day release with label-mate, Cory Branan. The two artists cover two Prince songs: Loveless doing “I Would Die 4 U” and Branan doing “Under the Cherry Moon”. The 7″ limited edition releases were also pressed onto purple vinyl.
Loveless donated her vocal talent to the end credits song from the film, A Dog Named Gucci, in the song “One Voice”, which also features the voices of Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Susanna Hoffs, Neko Case, Brian May and Kathryn Calder. It was produced by Dean Falcone, who also wrote the film’s score. “One Voice” was released on Record Store Day, April 16, 2016, with profits from the sale of the single going to benefit animal charities.
In August 2016, Bloodshot Records released her third studio album, Real. Her first ever music video, for the album’s first single “Longer” received its world premiere through Rolling Stone in July 2016. The video was directed by filmmaker Gorman Bechard, who directed the documentary on Loveless. On August 19, a second Bechard-directed music video was released this time for the song “Clumps”. The next morning Loveless and her band made their American TV network debut, performing three songs on CBS Saturday Morning. A video for the song “European”, also directed by Bechard, debuted in November 2016.
The A.V. Club called Real “an adventurous, brutal honest sucker punch”, while The Boston Globe said, “Loveless continues to manifest a remarkable combination of bruised vulnerability and desperate longing, alongside a tough, self-deprecating resilience, but there’s more of the former and less of the latter this time. She’s still preoccupied with the downsides of love: longing for something you don’t (or can’t) have, the inevitable dissolution of whatever you manage to find (and the difficulty of finding it in the first place), and the emotional pitfalls of navigating it.” Rolling Stone liked the shift in genre towards a more pop sound.
Loveless released her fourth studio album Daughter through her own label, Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records on September 25, 2020.
Loveless was the subject of a documentary called Who Is Lydia Loveless?, in which filmmaker Gorman Bechard (Color Me Obsessed, Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart) documented the making of Loveless’ album Real, as well as following her on the road, and looking into what life is like for a band at her level in the music industry. “I also wanted to look at stuff we normally don’t see a lot of. What are the finances for a band like this? Where does the money go? Who gets the money? Is Spotify good? Is Spotify bad? How does piracy affect you? What about the fans? I really wanted to go into all of that for a band that can still sell out 200–250 seat venues and bars but is still all travelling in an old Ford van. A good night is when they have a couple of hotel rooms. No one is rolling in the dough so to speak. So what is it at that point when you have amazing critical success and acclaim but you’re not there yet?” In October 2015, Bechard and his crew filmed a live Lydia Loveless concert at Skully’s in her hometown of Columbus for the documentary. The film had its world premiere on April 7, 2016 at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival.
Loveless’ lyrical bent includes feminist/strong-woman statements, therefore naturally includes a lot of drinking songs. Loveless is an avowed fan of Kesha, and has played “Blind” in her live shows, as well as in a recording featured on her Boy Crazy and Singles(s) release.
2011 – Indestructible Machine
2013 – Boy Crazy [EP]
2014 – Somewhere Else
2016 – Lydia Loveless on Audiotree Live [EP]
2016 – Real
2017 – Boy Crazy and Single(s)
2020 – Daughter
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