Newlandisch singer, song-and-word-writer. Lover of life in all its wonder, loves to put that love to song or paper.
GITTA DE RIDDER grew up in the Dutch Newlands of Flevoland, 5 meters below the sea in a town so new even the trees were only young and little. Spending much of her adult life in the UK she found a home in the British indie-folk scene and the English language she writes and sings in. Like many with a different mother-tongue; however, in her wonderings about our human tendency to identify with our culture and heritage she put on her clogs and wandered across Europe for 8 moths during which she recorded her upcoming 8-track album ‘To Our Children’ in 8 different countries.
This, her 3rd album, sounding somewhat reminiscent of Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ and the early day releases of Scandinavian songstress Ane Brun brings yet more of her character out. The simplicity and purity she performs her songs with ever so captivating while telling a story of us humans searching for connection with ourselves and each other.
“Feathers is a holistic singer-songwriting performance of the highest order, gentle, simple yet ultimately stunning”
|| 4* R2 Magazine ||
“In a world where there’s no shortage of fine female singer/songwriters, make no mistake, de Ridder’s up there with the best of them” || ‘Acoustic Magazine UK’ ||
Featured in Episode 3 of Discover Her Music Podcast