Today we’d like to introduce you to syd B.
syd B, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Performance and creating art has always been a part of my life. I grew up listening to the anthems of Joni Mitchell, Andrea Bocelli, and Amy Winehouse and learned to pull inspiration from many genres. Since focusing in on my love for modern R&B and soul, I started rapidly carving out a sound of my own.
2017 marked my first single release, and after dropping out of college a year later, released two more in quick succession. These two releases caught the eye of number of major editorials as well as promoting Spotify to feature on their coveted ‘Soultronic’ playlist. I rely on hooky melodies and resonating lyrics and marrying the sounds of classic R&B and modern elements.
Has it been a smooth road?
I think all things that involve passion are never a “smooth” road. Any path in art takes a lot of patience – the biggest thing I’ve had to learn along the way. Finding yourself as an artist doesn’t come easy – it involves a lot of experiments, experience, and discovery.
However, to me, it doesn’t seem like a struggle. Working hard on music never feels like work. Progression is exciting, and if it means creating quality art that represents me and that I’m proud of – I’m fucking here for it.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with syd B – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I feel like I’ve found a lane for “syd B.” R&B can be so many different things which is why I think it’s so beautiful. I want to be recognized for empowering people through lyrics and sounds. That’s what has gotten me through a lot of things in my life and would love to offer that to the world.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and the least?
Born and raised in LA has been a unique experience. My favorite thing about LA is its diversity – built off of so many different cultures. For example, where I grew up (the valley) feels like a pocket to me. But you can drive 20 minutes down to the beach or to the eastside and feel like you’re not in LA anymore.
My least favorite thing about LA is transportation. So many hours spent in the car can get redundant lol. Spending some time in London made me realize that you can see so much more of a place when you can walk from point A to point B.
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