Letter to the Chronicle from Lydia MacDavid:
I’m a singer-songwriter and have two albums out and available on all music platforms: Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, YouTube, etc. I released the album Love Me, Love Me Not in 2018 that was written during my college years. I recently released another album called Wildflower which has the song “New England Turns to Fall.” I am very proud of the Wildflower album because I feel that it expresses who I am and the style of music I want to continue to write and perform.
I was born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and moved to Cornwall when I was four years old. I lived with my family in a small cabin right below Bloody Mountain with a view of the entire village of Cornwall and Mohawk Ski Mountain.
I attended the Cornwall Child Care Center and graduated from the Cornwall Consolidated School. I went on to Housatonic Valley Regional High School and attended college for commercial songwriting at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro Tenn. where I now live with my husband.
I wrote “New England Turns to Fall” because it’s my favorite time of year. Living in Tennessee, fall is different. In New England I think of all the trees, the Ag Fair, soccer games, going to the library on Pine Street, and trick-or-treating in the village. Some of my best memories come from living in Cornwall. I want people to feel a connection with the song whether they are from New England or not. But I also wrote the song for the town of Cornwall to show my love and appreciation for all that it has given me.
I hope you all enjoy my song, view it on YouTube below. My Wildflower album is here https://spotify.link/FSE95qHXcDb.