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Singer/songwriter Sydney Sprague combines cold, topical lyrics with punk influenced grunge hooks to create catchy ear worms with a 90s aesthetic. The likes of ‘steve’ and ‘staircase failure’ from the upcoming debut record, ‘maybe i will see you at the end of the world’ is plenty to whet the appetite of any fan of self-affirmed chilling indie rock.
We managed to catch up with Sydney to talk about her upcoming album and what the future holds.
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DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Sydney Sprague before?
Sydney: Like indie-rock Avril Lavigne, but sadder.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Sydney: That’s a tough one! It’s hard to make plans for the future right now with everything still being so unpredictable. The only thing I know for sure is I’m going to keep putting out songs. I’ve got an overload of demo’s I’ve been working on this year in quarantine that I’m really excited about. Outside that, hopefully I’ll get back to playing shows & touring, but thats all TBD at this point.
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Sydney: I’ve been on a big 100 gecs kick lately. Their stuff is a like an escape from reality which has been much needed. I’m also really stoked about a new band from Phoenix, AZ (my hometown) called Good Boy Daisy, their song ‘Grey’ is awesome.
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Sydney: Not technically a “band” but I love Phoebe Bridgers and the route she’s taken in her career. She does so much collaborating with other artists which is something that’s a big dream of mine, and she’s opened a lot of doors for women in music and her genre in general. She’s a badass.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Sydney: I think getting signed to Rude last year. It’s the first time anyone has believed in me & my music enough to get behind it, and it really kept me going through 2020. I’ve been releasing music for 10 or so years but it feels like a fresh start to be working with a great team on an album I really love.
DP!: Where do you want to be a year from now?
Sydney: In my dreams, I would be putting out a follow-up record to ‘maybe i will see you at the end of the world’ and on tour somewhere outside the US with good friends. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that.
Sydney Sprague‘s debut album ‘maybe i will see you at the end of the world’ is out on February 26th, via Rude Records.