We spoke with Sydney, who is super multi-talented and we believe she will take the music world by force.
We spoke with Sydney, who is super multi-talented and we believe she will take the music world by force. She talks about her start in the industry, where she is currently, and where she plans to go. Check it out!
How was your childhood?
I had a great childhood. I grew up in a community where there was much diversity, which exposed me to a variety of foods, styles of music, dance and culture, in general. I’m also the oldest of four so I was the guinea pig to my parents who always made me put my best foot forward, which meant always being involved and succeeding in all I did. My parents also kept us in church growing up so God has always been a part of my personality and work ethic.
When did you start singing and dancing?
I started singing and dancing at church and school talent shows. As I got older, I took dance classes like tap, jazz, ballet & hip-hop. Eventually I got into classical dance & vocal coaching in my high school years. Playing flute and oboe in band definitely developed my ear and appreciation for music as well.
How did you get started in the music industry?
My start in the industry began with realizing I had something that was more than a hobby. Winning WGCI 107.5’s High School Idol when I was 16 was the moment I, as well as those around me, recognized my gift. People in school started reaching out to me to do collaborations or studio work. Doing hooks and verses for people in studios is really where I began to pass my name around and network, while gradually dropping my own music.
What are you currently working on?
I recently had a Single Release Party/Birthday Bash on March 12th! I released a single called “Fade Away” via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc. at the end of March and I had a party to celebrate and give people a live listening of it before it dropped! Now that the single has been released we’re going to be releasing a video for the single and will announce more shows. Going out and performing is key for me this year. You’ve got to show face and connect with people then and there. Hopefully a college tour can be finalized.
What are your ultimate goals as an artist? How do you plan to continue your relevance?
Ultimately as any artist, I want to create and have that creativity be appreciated. I would love to see that in forms of selling out shows, writing for other people or other opportunities that will allow me to just reach people. I think that’s exactly what it comes down to when aiming to maintain relevance: making sure what you do reaches people in a way they can always come back to your music and recreate that feeling or that experience they have when hearing your work. Ultimately, I want to create genuine, unique experiences for others through my work.
To find out more about Sydney, contact her on IG @sydjaymusic !