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.

Tell us about your story as an artist 

I have always loved music, but I didn’t start songwriting until high school/ college and it was mostly therapeutic then. I guess I started taking myself seriously as a songwriter when I found my artist identity.

What do you think is the most important aspect of your life right now?

Happiness! I really feel like I have found the people, places, and things that make me truly happy.

What makes “Brooklyn Baby” special in your opinion?

It’s a coming of age BOP!

What inspired this track?

I wrote it the moment I moved in with my boyfriend in Brooklyn. I was freaked out by how old we were getting but also so excited for my future?

What are some of the core messages in this song? in your music overall?

That no one has it figured out in their 20’s, it is okay to be confused and excited at the same time, and it is okay to notice one’s flaws 🙂

How do you think tik tok and social media are contributing to change an artist’s career?

Social media platforms allow me to connect with my fans and make new fans!!

What excites you about your life?

That I get to create every day.

What are some of your core values as a human being?

Creativity, honesty, and love!

What are your projects for this year?

I am releasing 10 new songs 🙂