When your music is being blogged about by The xx and I-D Magazine are calling you “One of the coolest new female talents,” you know you’re doing something right. And this is certainly the case for 19-year-old Daisy Syron-Russell who is creating some of the very exciting new music…
Having already impressed with her feature on Rudimental’s chart topping Spoons alongside MNEK (who happened to be working a few studios along from her and called her in to accompany him on the track) Syron is currently building towards the release of her debut solo single Breaking, a refreshing blend of soulful vocals and future-garage production, which is set for release on the 3rd September.
Describing her striking style as comfortable and inspired by her surroundings of South London, the short haired teenager warns that “you won’t catch me wearing heels and a short dress, I go for whatever is comfortable; trainers, cheap nail salons in South London, I always have crazy patterns on my nails.”
Having always listened to a lot of music, and started singing from just five years old, inspired by girl bands TLC, Destiny’s Child and Mis-Teeq (particularly the latter’s Garage influence) and later began to take music more seriously when she started clubbing and hearing a lot of UK Garage and Funky House with R&B vocals an influence which can be heard in her music to date. At the age of 16 she attended the BRIT School in Croydon, which she completed before going to university for only one month before deciding that she was bored with education and wanted to “get out and actually get things done.”
Having started to work closely with producers Hackman, Huxley and Great Skies, and with some sessions already booked in with some exciting big names, Syron’s main focus is currently on putting out singles, explaining that whilst she will likely be dropping her album debut next year that’s not currently her concern; “I just want to make as much music as possible, so that when I do make an album I have plenty to choose from.”
Syron’s debut single Breaking is available 3rd September
Words by Grant Brydon
Edited by Natalia