As a classically-trained pianist and accomplished musician, Lydia René’s sound is best described as “indie, vibrant soul”. With influences ranging from Jill Scott and Phyllis Hyman to James Taylor and Carole King, Lydia’s blended sound will take audiences to a higher musical plateau.
Lydia has shared the stage with many award-winning artists such as Eric Roberson, Jean Baylor, Jaguar Wright, and Wayna. She has also had the opportunity to work with acclaimed producers and musicians including Tejumold & Johari Newton (Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, Jazmine Sullivan), Rick Carlos (Jennifer Lopez, Nelly), Harry Wilson (John Legend, Kindred The Family Soul), Damon “Mr. Dizzy Fingers” Bennett (Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake), and Stan Davis (Kindred The Family Soul, Kelly Rowland, Teena Marie).
Born and raised in Mount Holly, New Jersey, Lydia gained her musical experience by performing at music venues all over nearby Philadelphia. Lydia now resides in Los Angeles, CA where she is currently working on a follow up to her debut studio album "Vintage Heart". Lydia teamed up with GRAMMY Award-nominated producer Jameel Roberts (Usher, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj) as well as producer / musician Harry Wilson (John Legend, Kindred The Family Soul) & Rick Carlos (Nello, J-Lo) to create a sound all her own. She's the proud winner of the 2014 LAMN JAM competition (previously won by Aloe Blacc). Lydia also performed at the Taste Of Soul Family Festival (which draws a crowd of over 250,000) along with other performers such as Tyrese, Syleena Johnson, Tank, and Raheem Devaughn. In 2015 Lydia had the opportunity to sing a soul stirring rendition of "I Put A Spell On You" for the movie trailer campaign for the box office hit "The Perfect Guy". She also lent her voice to movie trailer's for Disney's "Lady And The Tramp" and "Man In The High Castle" on Amazon Prime. She was the featured vocalist and on camera talent in CHOBANI Yogurt's National Commercial Campaign singing "What The World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love". Since Then Lydia has been seen in music videos for Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Moby, and Janelle Monae. She has lent her vocals Live and in Studio for artists like Michael Bolton, Ledisi, Gladys Knight, Lukas Graham and more. Currently Lydia provided riveting vocals, singing lead for "To Be Loved" in Coming 2 America (The Sequel).
While Lydia René continues to build upon her ever-growing fan base, she hopes to one day reach the level of music’s greatest singer/songwriters and musicians. Her album "Vintage Heart" received great acclaim from music publications including SoulTrain, Philadelphia Weekly and SoulBounce. The album is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, and Bandcamp.