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INTERVIEW: Sirenety

Hi S, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hello! I’ve been well. Grinding.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Daisies”?

Daisies is a bit of a steer away from my previous stuff. I wanted to incorporate guitars and a darker, more ambient production. The lyrics were fun for me because I’m not trying to get the listener to like me, I’m embracing the scary bitch.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Sooo, men in my life are often afraid of me! Even from the start, I just have that vibe.

This song is kind of a rebellion against trying to be sane, soft and pliable.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

No plans but I’d like to get into that side of things this year.

How was the recording and writing process?

One of my favourite ways to write is to look through old stuff I’ve written. I’ll find a phrase or a set of chords that inspire me and go from there and write something totally different. I had an opening line to a song ‘I tell you I’m better’… It was still really resonant for me in my life but I wanted to write something that took that pathetic energy and made it violent and threatening.

How has Lana Del Rey influenced your writing?

I think her and Amy Winehouse were the first female artists I heard when I was a teenager where I felt like ‘I know what they’re singing about’. I think pop music often wants its version of strong women at its front but that image was something I never really related to. The vulnerability Lana Del Rey has in her music was refreshing and relatable for me.

What made you want to go for a much darker direction?

I started listening to a lot of Nicole Dollanganger and that was a huge inspiration to basically just take the weird, dark stuff in my head and make it part of my music.

What were some of the horror movies that have been working as a source of inspiration?

Audition (1999) is a huge one. She falls in love but feels that she can’t ever have the devotion from him that she really wants so she tortures him. It reminded me of that weird blurry place between affection and aggression.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

I’m really excited about what I’m working on right now. I’m much more confident in writing about things I wouldn’t have before and me and the producer I work with, Jack

Gourlay, are super in sync about the vision for the project. It is sounding pretty magical.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I have a few songs just finished/just finishing but I haven’t decided which I want to release next. Beginning of May will be when my next song drops.

Any plans to hit the road?

That’s the dream.

What else is happening next in Sirenety’s world?

Expect more music across the summer, and just overall blossoming.

Listen here

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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