Sysia DaNae is a rising star in the music industry, known for her fusion of old school and new R&B with influences from multiple other genres. With her smooth voice, meaningful lyrics, and an undeniable talent, she's quickly become one of the most sought after artists in the business. In this interview, Sysia shares her background in music, creative process, and future plans. Read on to get a glimpse into the mind of this talented young artist.
Q: What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
A: My therapy honestly music has always had a way of calming me down. It has always been my escape.
Q: Are you from a musical or artistic family?
A: Yes, my mom is a song writer, and my dad is as producer. They met in the studio.
Q: Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
A: My mom for sure, she has an amazing voice and her, my dad, and uncle Mitch’s songs inspired me to write my own.
Q: How did you learn to sing/write/play?
A: I’m kind a self-taught, but my family also plays a part in helping me.
Q: What was your first music teacher like?
A: Ms. Johnsten was amazing. I had her in elementary school choir, she made music so fun and interesting. She chose me to be in the North Texas Children’s Choir my last two years of elementary, which is an experience I’ll never forget.
Q: What was the first instrument you learned to play?
A: I’m still currently learning how to play guitar.
Q: What is the story behind your band/artist name?
A: Well, my first name is Sysia which is also my mother’s middle name. But it also a mixture of my great grandma’s names, Pansey and Asia. DaNae us just my middle name.
Q: What was the first concert that you ever went to?
A: My Concert was Demi Lovato, Kehlani, and DJ Khaled. It was definitely an experience.
Q: How could you describe your music?
A: A fusion of old school and new RnB with influences from multiple other genres. I would like to think it’s mostly positive but real.
Q: Describe your creative process?
A: My writing process usually consent of me always finding a beat first, then I’ll look throw poems I have sitting around, think of melodies or sometimes I’ll start from scratch and write something new. My recording process can be little silly I always got to have a burger or iced chi tea, if I get those, the recording goes by super-fast for most part. There will be times that I struggle singing something and my uncle and mom help to get my creativity flowing.
Q: What is your main inspiration?
A: I would love to have career like Zendaya’s.
Q: What musician/artist do you admire the most?
A: Michael Jackson, I love how he dances, and his music never fails to hit.
Q: What is one message you would like to give to your fans?
A: Never listen to the haters, life is hard, but we all have something we love and are passionate about why not try to reach it.
Q: Do you create for yourself or for your fans?
A: I make music honestly for myself I just love the way it lifts my spirt, but I also share it with people cause music always has a message and maybe mine can help someone.
Q: Do you prefer to listen to music or create it?
A: I rather listen honestly I love creating a lot as well but listen to it is a lot different.
Q: Would you agree that it is very important to learn, study and understand old music and music history?
A: Yes of course, I think I get most of my flow form old music. History never fails plus a lot of music that is made today kina resorts back to old music.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
A: I get to do what I love, I’m a still young and I really look forward to doing this for the rest my life.
Q: What skills are most useful in the music industry?
A: I truly believe having a good support system and a good manager/ team.
Q: How do you handle frequent travels and being away from home for long periods of time?
A: Umm it just depends really; I can be a big home body and can sometimes get home sick but I do good for the most part I would love to see the world.
Q: If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
A: The drama it consists of I think all of it is fake and make people seem not real to the fans.
Q: What are your plans for the coming months?
A: Next year I plan on dropping two albums one in spring and the other during the winter.
Thank you to Sysia Danae for sharing her experiences and insights with us. It is inspiring to see her passion for music and her drive to create something positive and real. With a supportive family and a solid team behind her, there is no doubt that she will continue to make waves in the music industry. We can't wait to hear her upcoming albums in the next year and see what other exciting things she has in store for us.