Future festival headliner Lola Young shares new song ‘Ruin My Make Up’


Named as one of our future festival headliners and ones to watch for 2021, Lola Young writes the kind of honest music that will ruin your make up.

Her latest single ‘Ruin My Make Up’ is another irresistible track that explores messy relationships and confronts a life-long struggle with self-acceptance.

I kinda like it when he makes mistakes
I kinda like it when she plays them games, gives me a reason to win

Lola Young – Ruin My Make Up

Opening up about her new single, Lola Young explains:

“‘Ruin My Makeup’ is a song I wrote about the duality of a person, well me. I was in a place at the time where I was trying to figure out whether my confidence was hindered by my vulnerability. If I cry about you, it will only ruin my makeup. It’s a sad song at heart but it has elements of strength and power. It touches on my journey through life, struggling with acceptance whether that be through religion or friends or drugs or most importantly through love.”

The duality Lola Young has identified within herself extends to her artistry. Through her music, the 20-year-old has shown it’s ok to reveal your vulnerability without losing your power.

Stream ‘Ruin My Make Up’ below, and follow our playlist to hear more new music from 2021’s essential new artists.