S Y. D:
Whatever I wanted to do in the form of music, personally, I was able to do it at home and with them.
The instrument I grew up playing was the piano. I would say that my computer is my ideal device. There’s something about Pro Tools, Ableton, Logic, Engineering that I can always come back and re-invent for myself.
The most powerful thing about creating and writing your own music is knowing that no one else can make it. It’s impossible. I didn’t grow up performing for people. I didn’t grow up singing. So, every time I’m getting ready to plan a tour, I really have to step outside myself.
Music inspires me and inspires me more than anything else. It’s like chasing some kind of high.
I don’t listen to music every day. There are times and phases where I drive in silence. There are times when I’m down, and I need to be there. And I know I’m going to get out of it. And, at that point, I don’t look to music for help. Because I love music so much, I don’t want to associate it with depression or sadness.
I think every artist, every musician can go through a time where they feel they need to work and work and work. Few of us are able to do things this way and be productive. And then some of us, me, don’t find ourselves the best.
And so I work on music when I really, really want to, not when I feel like I have to. When I’m finally making music, the process is usually pretty quick and really simple. And I don’t like to overthink it and I don’t like to overdo it. I try to make everything look as natural as possible. This is the best way for me.
I’m Sid, and this is my brief but brilliant view of being an artist.