How’d I get so jaded at only 22?

— Ruby Frost, Young

Why do I feel tired at 22, like all my dreams fell through?

— Lydia Cole, Hibernate

Clearly 22 is a difficult age for young Kiwi women singers. But their quarter-life crises have resulted in a couple of great songs. Lydia’s is quiet, acoustic and vulnerable, Ruby’s is brash, electronic and loud, but they’ve both been running through my head for the last few weeks.

Go to Lydia Cole’s website for more, including her excellent album Me & Moon.

Source: Kiwi Hit Disc 152

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