We had the good fortune of connecting with Siren and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Siren, why did you pursue a creative career?
We are all born with the ability to create and a desire to do so. As a child, I viewed myself as an up-and-coming singer destined for greatness. Over time, however, life guided me further and further away from my purpose. In 2017, I accepted that singing is what really brings me true happiness. It’s funny to think that I knew my purpose all along, yet I still took so much time trying to discover another one. Music moves us, connects us, and makes us feel seen. I wanted to share my voice and through this my true self with others. Art is magical, as it explores our infinite ability to create something new or to repurpose something that already existed. It is where I feel truly free, and it drives me to continue giving myself to this art every day.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Over the last two years of sharing my music with the world, I have learned to create music differently. I put the vibe and the feeling my songs elicit over everything. My upcoming project, “Nature, Baby,” is all about exploring self, and our individual journey to acceptance and self-love. I have never been so excited to release a project, as I believe this music will really raise the vibration of anyone who listens. Looking at ourselves can be hard, but we are not alone. The hardest part of getting to where I am now was starting. I was my own biggest critic. I am a survivor of perfectionism. When I accepted myself, my voice, and my ability, I booked my first studio session. From there, I have met so many incredible artists that I’ve collaborated with, in the studio or live. I resisted my own intuition for a long time, however, when I started to follow it, everything began to align. My biggest lesson is that the world we experience is a reflection of ourselves. From my own process, I learned that when I trust and listen to myself, everything else will come together. This doesn’t equate with easy or perfect, but I see that everything is in my favor. I want the world to be on the lookout! “Nature, Baby” will be available on every streaming platform very soon. My music is a reminder to look within yourself. Dig your feet into the ground, and if you’re in Miami, take a dive in the ocean. I’m excited to take this journey together!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There are so many fun places to visit in Miami. I would take them to Midtown Garden Center to shop for plants and eat tacos. For dinner, I am thinking of Japanese food at Omakai or vegan goodness at Planta in South Beach or Coconut Grove. I would end the night drinking wine at Lagniappe or enjoying music on Thursday at the open-mic at the Hippie Haven.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank my partner and co-writer, Octavia Yearwood. Additionally, my producer, co-writer, and friend, L’Suavo, for countless hours of laughter and hard work over the last couple of months in the studio. Lastly, my friends Victoria Graham and Tyra Carroll for their unconditional love, support, and inspiration.
Photos in white dress taken by Sapphire. L’Suavo pictured in studio photo.