After Linda moved to Paris, she met French singer and producer Thomas Lacroix, and they formed a strong musical partnership over the span of five years. In 2021, a collection of singles soon developed into a much more ambitious project, the songs kept coming, and the ideas kept sparking, and before they knew it, they had mapped out a sixteen-track album!
The album was recorded and produced in just over a year in Thomas’s apartment in Paris, where they would regularly have to pause the recording to wait for his noisy neighbours to be quiet.
‘The Heights’ is Linda’s first solo album, which she states as an incredibly creative experience as a songwriter with so much scope for bringing different soundscapes and dynamics to each song, and really breathing life and richness into them.
Linda says: “This album is a culmination of so many stories and experiences over my time in Paris – each of the songs reminds me of the time and place that I wrote it, and the feelings I had at that time. Producing the album is also definitely one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done creatively. Thomas and I felt a real sense of a journey throughout the album as we arranged the tracklist; there are so many different styles of song, and so many different inspirations lyrically (including the frustrations of French banking, learning a foreign language, workplace mishaps, TikTok, lockdown, news articles, zombies and the UK elections), but it all somehow fitted together, eclectic and cohesive. It’s a great souvenir to have from the last five years!”