Spotlight Interview With Lady Sidekick
Updated: Dec 26, 2020
Lady Sidekick just dropped a fresh banger dubbed "Electric Touch" and it's a beautiful combination of whole hearted R&B and indie-pop.
The songs oozes with soul and passion with an intense and powerful vocal performance along with a smooth infusion of old school and new school R&B sounds musically.
Even the guitar solo cries oh so well. "Electric Touch" gracefully pushes the envelope bit by bit and gives off a radio friendly aesthetic that showcases this artists vocal strengths.
You can easily hear how much love was poured into the making of this track. It's vibrant and sultry style swallows you whole and quickly get lost in its ether.
So much color and character comes through as the song breathes with life.
With such a powerful song, we wanted to have a chat with Lady Sidekick to see where this all comes from and what's next for them as an artist.
RAG: Okay so let's start with ""Electric Touch". This track felt like a passionate cross between Indie-pop and R&B with some really great energy behind it. Where did this song come from?
Lady Sidekick: For so many years of my musical career I was told to be something, to perform a certain kind of music, to perform a certain way, but for me my music is always at its best when I just write, and don't constantly think about how the end result is going to turn out. I've always loved R&B music and have always wanted to make sultry, vibey sounds, so I told myself I would just let it be and see what creative stuff comes out of me. And I got just what I was hoping for. Lyrically this song is much more positive than my other songs (which tend to be about heartbreak), I was at a place in my life where I was truly understanding myself, who I am, and what I can accomplish in my life. This song is like an ode to how I always want to be.
RAG: It looks like you've been steadily releasing singles for a bit and each track has a sort of life of its own. Do you feel like you're still finding your sound? Are you working your way to a full album?
Lady Sidekick: I think in general artists are always evolving. I think that even though the three singles I put out have somewhat a life of their own, there is still a lot of similarity to them, more so in the way I write melodies and lyrics. I find that the instrumentals in my music are always the accent to the story I'm trying to tell, and that does vary quite a bit. And yes, I will be releasing a full EP by the end of 2021!
RAG: How did this all start for you?
Lady Sidekick: I fell in love with writing and performing at a very young age. When I was around 12 years old I would perform “fake” concerts for my parents at home and I started writing my own songs when I was around 14/15.
RAG: I'm hearing a great variety of styles here. Can you name a few artists that really inspired and influenced you?
Lady Sidekick: Growing up I listened to a lot of different things (different styles). One of my biggest influences was Incubus (and a lot of the time that's where my melodies come from).
But now I’d say my biggest influences now are Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, and Mac Miller.
I take a little piece of each of them everytime I sit down to write a song.
RAG: What's next for you as an artist?
Lady Sidekick: I'm hoping to release a lot more music to the world upcoming. The start was a bit of a slow one, but once those floodgates open there's no stopping it!
I plan to release a full EP by the end of 2021, and continue to connect with and build my audience.
RAG: Did you used to perform live? Do you think you'll be focusing on that again when the time comes?
Lady Sidekick: YES!! Performing is one of my favorite things to do! I miss it terribly.
RAG: How do you record your songs? Do you think of a melody first? Or is it lyrics?
Lady Sidekick: Usually the instrumental (of some sort) will come first, then melodies and lyrics will usually simultaneously come to life. (though I do have pages and pages of random lyric ideas that have no melodies, waiting to be used).
RAG: What kind of advice would you give to other indie artists just trying to be heard out there?
Lady Sidekick: Push Push Push your art!! No-one will hear it or care about it if you don't!! YOU have to be your number one fan, because if you don't believe in yourself, no one will!
RAG: Is your music an outlet for you?
Lady Sidekick: It is a huge outlet for me. I find that when I'm not writing or performing I tend to lose myself and fall into unproductive life modes.
RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans?
Lady Sidekick: I just want to thank everyone who has followed me, come to watch my shows, streamed my music, and just overall been a support for me! I honestly can never express my gratitude enough when it comes to my fans! So, thank you thank you thank you!!! And stay tuned for more stuff!