Los Angeles primarily based indie pop artist Sierra Blax simply launched her new video for “Field of Sweets.” Finest recognized for her inventive mix of sultry bed room pop and R&B infused parts, she attracts inspiration from famend artists reminiscent of Jazmine Sullivan and Amy Winehouse to supply songs with a contemporary sound laced with nostalgia and basic soul character.
In “Field of Sweets,” Sierra appears previous disappointment and disillusionment to seek out peace inside herself. She confides: “You’ll be able to consider ‘Field of Sweets’ as a love letter to at least one’s increased self. Via occasions of sorrow and ache you ultimately have to come back to a spot of acceptance and love; this music represents the navigation by all these feelings.” Within the accompanying visuals, Sierra is seen glammed up and ready on a lover that by no means reveals, however as a substitute of giving up, she finds the energy inside herself to simply accept the grim circumstances and revel in her time alone. That includes her signature heat and soulful vocals over a vibrant pop melody, the music weighs in as introspective, inspiring, and has a particular manner of creating you are feeling that every little thing goes to be okay.
Initially from Kaua’i, Sierra incorporates the plush island aesthetics into all of her music and PopWrapped caught up with the proficient singer-songwriter to speak about her new single, its video, how she crafts her sound and what’s subsequent for her to tick off her bucket checklist.
What themes are tied most to your music? What messages are you trying to share together with your listeners?
The themes which can be tied most with my music is undoubtedly discovering self-love/price. I normally like to color a picture in my song-writing to the place I can share the damage in a narrative however normally, I prefer to discover a strategy to create hope and make issues gentle on the finish of the day.
I hear lots of soul and even hints of R&B in your music. Inform me about what influences have helped to craft your distinctive sound.
I recognize you saying that. R&B/ soul music is unquestionably my past love when it comes right down to the singers that I appeared up too. It began once I was a teen and my vocal coach had her college students and I hearken to a bunch of Mo-City music. I bear in mind simply being so impressed sounds of Aretha Franklin, The Supremes and Stevie Surprise. That was once I found the belting mechanism in my voice after which it wasn’t till just lately after listening to artist like H.E.R., Snoh Aalegra and SZA, that I actually began to fall in love with that mushy, ethereal/falsetto manner of singing and song-writing.
Your newest video for “Field of Sweets” follows you as you are let down in love. Inform me just a little extra concerning the narrative and idea across the visuals.
Sure, precisely! The general theme of this video, is self-love. I do know I discussed that earlier than however we actually wished to have that be the final word message on the finish. I labored with a buddy Paige Adlhoch, the Director/editor on this mission, and he or she got here up with the entire story line and I beloved it immediately. Primarily, we wished to point out that even in case you’re being stood up on a date the place you actually had your hopes up, it might probably nonetheless be an alternative for one to actually take that point for themselves as a substitute. And lots of tales and movies present ladies getting glammed for another person however on this case, I’m preparing for nobody however me; it’s a second of empowerment. The idea across the visuals was primarily based on a 70’s/80’s theme and we additionally took inspiration from films like American Hustle.
Which icon, or icons, in music would you want to work with sooner or later?
Realistically, if I might be in a room engaged on music with somebody I look as much as it must be artist like Amber Mark, yebba, Anderson Paak, Harry Types, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus and if I’m actually considering huge, Bruno Mars, Adele, Mark Ronson.
Lastly then, what’s subsequent for Sierra Blax?
I’ve been engaged on soooo a lot music and a few songs are so totally different than what I’ve been usually placing out, so I’m excited to step into this new sound. I just lately was in up-state New York engaged on songs for an EP album, so fingers crossed that can be able to go by the tip of the yr. Hold an eye fixed out!