captures her own blend of vulnerability and empowerment, earning critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase. Sadye provides stunning live performances that captivate audiences and leave them wanting more with her haunting vocals and engaging stage presence. Sadye is ready to make a lasting influence on the music business as she continues to push the boundaries of her talent. Join us as we dig into the psyche and creative journey of the enigmatic Sadye, an artist who is reshaping the alt-pop scene with her brave approach to storytelling and sound exploration.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started in music?
I played instruments as a kid, piano and guitar. I took singing lessons, but I was never patient enough to stay in lessons. As soon as I could play enough to accompany myself, I just wanted to sit in my room and write songs. I wrote so much. I still have books of all those songs and they’re so funny to look back on. I met my manager and started doing really small acoustic shows which led to small tours–I don’t really know. I blacked out and here I am.
Your upcoming debut single “Biblical” has a very unique and dark sound. Can you share with us the inspiration behind the song and what it means to you?
I wrote “Biblical” about going back to someone I knew was bad for me over and over again. In a way it helped me break the cycle. That day in the studio was so fun. It wrote itself and it felt like such a perfect, hot song to me, that just spoke to exactly how I was feeling. I decided I wouldn’t write about that relationship again and that I wanted to move on. I love this song. It’s so special to me for that reason.
You’ve recently signed with vnclm_ x Atlantic Records. What has that experience been like for you so far?
I love my team and I’ve been so lucky to have such great relationships and support. They trust my creative instincts and I feel like I’ve been able to grow as an artist and try different things and be supported in that.
How has your background and personal experiences influenced your music?
I always write from a personal place. When I’ve tried writing from general concepts, I end up not loving the records as much for myself. I’ve written a lot about relationships I’ve been in, which is what Biblical is, but lately I’ve been writing a lot about medical experiences I’ve been through. I started unpacking a lot of that recently in the studio.
As an emerging artist, what challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?
Since moving to Los Angeles especially, there are a lot of voices and opinions at all times, people telling you what they think is musically good or bad or what to do with my career. I’ve had to really practice quieting the noise and trusting myself through that.
What can fans expect from your upcoming EP and future releases?
More brutally honest lyrics. I like writing about things that aren’t flattering. Sometimes I’m desperate, but sometimes I’m confident and in control, and sometimes I hate myself. It’s all in my songs. Oh and no slow jams.
What do you hope listeners take away from your music?
I hope I can give them songs they crave listening to. I hunt for those songs as a listener. I hope I say anything they connect with. I listen to a lot of songs I’ve mentally tied to things I’ve been through, or people I miss, it’s like emotional time travel. Maybe my music can be that for somebody else.
Are there any artists that have inspired you or that you look up to in the industry?
The Weeknd, Charli XCX. I love artists that have always just done exactly what they think is cool, and they speak freely in their lyrics. They decide what’s cool and tell you it is. They aren’t asking for anyone’s opinions or permission.
Can you share with us any upcoming projects or collaborations you have in the works?
I’ll be releasing a record with two of my closest collaborators, Marky Style and NicoTheOwl. They were some of the first producers I ever met in LA and great friends. Slush Puppy produced one of my favorite records coming out soon as well.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians who are just starting out?
Trust your creative instincts. Quiet the noise. It’s all we have and it’s what makes you unique.