Power-pop songstress Sydney Gordon releases debut single “Chains”
“Chains” by Sydney Gordon introduces the 19 year old singer/songwriter with a fierce vocal performance, delivering an infectious power-pop melody with nuance and confidence. The range and texture of Sydney’s voice raises comparisons to some of the genre’s best singers such as Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera. This release also initiates the launch of her independent label, Static Impulse Records, which will champion a steady stream of new singles from Sydney throughout 2022.
Asked about what inspired the writing and production of “Chains” Sydney explains;
“The track was inspired by “Fall in Line” by Christina Aguilera and “River” by Bishop Briggs. I wanted to create something that had an edgy & powerful vibe that also expressed a playful & feminine pop feel. I wrote “Chains” when I was in a relationship where I knew I was putting the blame on him, but I was aware that I was at fault too! This was me admitting that to him and giving up the fight. I can be stubborn, but sometimes you must admit your wrongdoings, apologize and move on! In this song I’m putting aside my pride to fix something I care about. I’m saying that he can blame me or punish me for how I’ve acted, but either way I’m accepting my faults while also not expecting forgiveness.”
Sydney co-wrote “Chains” in collaboration with songwriter’s Mike Cortes and Ben Antelis. The track was produced by Mike Cortes & Zach Murphy, mixed by Tony Maserati and mastered by Dave Kutch.
A native New Yorker, Sydney Gordon has been captivated by music for as long as she can remember. Her parents realized her prodigious vocals at a very young age and encouraged her to pursue her musical talents. She started singing at age 7 and piano lessons followed. By age 12, Sydney’s appreciation and resolve for singing prompted her parents to engage a vocal coach to help develop her voice and work on singing techniques. Within a year, at the age of 13, Sydney was invited to perform a live show at The Bitter End, a nightclub in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
Sydney’s insatiable vocal drive came as no surprise to her family as her maternal great grandfather, a vocalist, had his own live radio show in New York City. By age 15, while still in high school, Sydney started writing and co-writing original material. After diligently honing her craft for the past few years, she is more than ready to impact the scene with her pop ready tunes!
The Bitter End has become a performance residency, showcasing Sydney Gordon and her band live once every month. Next gigs include a performance on January 8th to celebrate her debut release of “Chains” and a subsequent booking at the venue for February 19th.