Hitmakers: The songwriting secrets behind Lost Without You

Ben Homewood

Freya Ridings wrote Lost Without You at her lowest ebb, and when the music industry doubted its potential, she didn’t give up. Now, it’s an indelible hit heading towards one million sales. Here, the singer tells its remarkable story…

I was 19 when I wrote the song. It was a really, really painful time in my life. I hadn’t gone to university, I’d lost any industry interest that I’d had and I felt very abandoned. I was also losing one ...

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