One of the latest new singles from Sierra Blacc brings out an alluring and edgy pop single that blends R&B tones and a crisp and sheen atmosphere that hints at ambient undertones and boasts tons of character and just the right amount of swagger.
"Did Different" certainly feels like a personal song to an extent and is keen to a polish production that comes through with a sensual and honest approach just as she does vocally.
The artist shines with an incredible presence and is able to lure you in and keep you right where she wants you.
That vocal hook and chorus are strong and definitely end up bouncing around your head for hours after the song has ended.
Her ability to create such vivid textures and soundscapes is outstanding along with her performance and delivery coming through passionately and with plenty of soul.
This is definitely a radio banger and has all the elements that hits the sweet spot for what you'd be looking for out of a pop or R&B ballad.
Sierra is the kind of performer that you'd want to see live because the energy that she keeps on the track itself is electric and you would want to see if she's like that in a live setting.
Which she most likely is because it's hard to keep a certain kind of energy on record like that but she does it without a hitch.
Plus, she comes off a little bit more than charming even.
The music video that accompanies the single also shows her presence as an artist and how she's right up there with some of the top performers in the world.
One of the coolest things about this is if you like the single, you'll find yourself digging back through her catalog and if you do that, you're going to find a lot of other singles that you like just as much.
Sierra is one of those artists where if you know her, you can tell it's her when you hear it. And that's not an easy thing to accomplish.
She's got her own unique approach to a classic genre and that's something that takes a vision.
With the release of such a great single, we wanted to have a sit-down with the artist to see where this one actually came from, and one might be coming up next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: How did this track come about?
I had recently received texts from an ex that I had just broken up with two months prior. He was apologetic and regretful about what he did (or failed to do) throughout our relationship, promising to be better if I gave him another chance, and it just really felt like the only reason he wanted to get back together was because it was cuffing season. I had literally just gotten myself to a good place, I was good without him. I was over everything and his message triggered me but I also knew I had a studio session the next day. I wanted to hold onto those feelings I felt so I could harness them at my session so that's what I did. I texted him back with an 'okay', went to the studio the next day, and Did Different was born. Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you musically? When did you fall in love with music?
Music has always been in me, in my life and the love of my life. I've been singing since I could speak and played a few different instruments growing up. Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?
Just life in general, my experiences, the things I go through or see other people going through. The ups and the downs. Buzz Slayers: This single has some great styles combinations on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
Thank you! Some of my current influences include The Weeknd, Drake Rihanna, and Doja Cat. But some of my biggest influences growing up were Britney Spears, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera. Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
I'm either watching documentaries, reading, or spending time with friends or family. Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
I'm listening to some of the older music I used to listen to growing up like Ashanti, Alicia Keys, and Mariah Carey but I'm also listening to a few new artists that I just discovered like TOMORROW X TOGETHER, RealestK, Majid Jordan and Bob Moses. Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
A did a couple back in October last year. As of now, I haven't booked any shows but I am definitely looking to perform this year! Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?
I recorded Did Different last year at Sunny Diamond's studio, Diamond Factory, downtown Toronto. Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
Expect more music, more visuals, more shows, more growth, and maybe a few surprises.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
I just want to say thank you for your love and support, I appreciate and love you!