Sidney Bird is a southwestern darling making a name for herself in New York City. Born and raised in Arizona, Bird holds her own in the western pop scene, alongside artists like Kacey Musgraves and Leon Bridges.
A true crossover act, she feels a strong creative impulse when home in Arizona, writing all of her songs there before fleshing them out with producers in Brooklyn. “I grew up listening to Barenaked Ladies, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell,” says Bird. “Then became obsessed with Katy Perry, Britney Spears––all the popstars.”
Bird’s background in comedy and musical theater fuels a deep love for world-building and storytelling: “Sometimes I feel like I’m playing characters through my music, using them as a vehicle to express honest and genuine feelings.” Her 2020 debut album “Bad Timing,” featuring singles like “Kisses” and “Wild,” has garnered over 1.7 million combined streams to date. In 2021, Bird followed up with her EP “Big Heart,” debuting the project live at Rockwood Music Hall at the end of the year. With a wealth of music ready for release and a dedicated community of listeners, Bird is well-positioned to make 2022 her year.
Who inspired you to make music?
I look up a lot to artists like Kacey Musgraves, Maggie Rogers, and John Mayor
What is your creative process like?
Gosh, it really depends. Sometimes I get inspired to write about my own life, and other times I make up stories.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
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What would you be doing right now if it weren’t for your music career?
Comedic acting or interior design
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Nothing is the end of the world till literally its the end of the world
Who are your main musical influences?
Kacey Musgraves, Maggie Rogers, and John Mayor
What are your top two favorite albums of all time? Why those albums?
Room for squares and golden hour — I just feel like I am friends with those artists after I listen to those albums
If you were to write an autobiography, what would the title be?
Why its fun to be dramatic
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?
Have we played / been on SNL yet
What’s your favorite children’s story?
Eloise in the plaza
If you were talking to a younger version of you, what advice would you give yourself?
Never compare yourself to others
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