In 2020 she released her debut album True North with The She Oaks. True North blends a warm folk, pop and alt country sound seamlessly with the down-to-earth vocals audiences have praised in Fairhall’s music over the years. The album has secured over 30,000 sales/downloads to date and placed number 1 on the AMRAP charts for 6 weeks running.
She was also selected as one of The BIGSOUND50 in 2020, and has performed at some of Australia's most loved festivals and venues, including Melbourne Recital Centre, Brisbane Festival's Spiegeltent, Bushtime and Brisbane Powerhouse. Listed in The Music's The BIGSOUND50 acts to watch for True North, the album is described as "important work that demands your attention”. True North was also selected as Album of the Week for the nationally syndicated Good Morning Country radio program.
In 2021 Lydia Fairhall will release her second album, The Narrows. As a follow up to a successful debut album, The Narrows is an evolution of Lydia's sound and her story.
Produced and performed by Samuel Pankhurst (The Trouble With Templeton, Yirinda, Australian Art Orchestra, Hiatus Kyote) and Kali Blunt, and mixed by Jake Miller (Bjork, London Contemporary Orchestra, Guy Sigsworth) The Narrows is a departure from a country/folk sound, moving into indie pop territory with a strong emphasis on melody and electronic folk. It is Lydia's most significant, anticipated and refined work to date.