Skye S

AUSTIN, TX

Insured since Oct 2017

COFFEE ORDER

A large drink at Starbucks with lots of sugar

ALBUM/PLAYLIST

Any new, fresh EDM and chill pop

AUSTIN SPOT

Starbucks at the W

FAVORITE WEBSITE

BBC

FAVORITE QUOTE

If you die today at 10pm, and you could only remember the way you felt in the last 24 hours, what would you want to remember feeling? I think about it every day. I want to remember feeling happiness. I want to remember doing something good.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT LEMONADE

It’s so usable and accessible

Hey Skye! What’s the first thing I should know about you?

I’m a musician. I write songs and words, and I also songwrite for other people. I actually put out my first EP in January called DNA

Congrats! How was your experience creating your first EP?

What I enjoyed most was the challenge of songwriting. I would bang my head against a wall for an entire month to figure out a verse of a song. And then I’d figure it out. When I did, it opened up a world of thinking. I love challenging myself in that respect.

What’s your inspiration when you write?

Feelings. I don’t like being heartbroken, but that’s where I get most of my feels. I don’t seek it out, but it happens. Other than that, happiness. I want to spread a message of positivity.

What kind of positive messages?

I typically write about inclusivity. I have a song that I performed at Pride called “Good Time,” and it talks about how everyone wants to get to the same place at the same time, life’s a journey, so you should enjoy it with the people around you. It starts with EDM, and then goes into an R&B breakdown.

That’s great. Is there a particular song of yours you think is inspiring?

Yeah, people come to me about “Dance the Night Away’ a lot. It makes people really happy. It’s about enjoying the moment and dancing. It’s a pretty blanket song. I don’t want to limit my audience – I wanted everyone to dance, because anyone can dance. The song ended up reaching a lot of people!

Do you feel like the song made an impact?

For sure. I recognize that what you put in a song can directly impact people. I had someone reach out to me and say, ‘Hey, this song really got me through a tough time.’ So if I can incorporate positivity and inclusivity into my songs, I can really open my eyes and open theirs.

Now for a scary question: where do you want to be in 10 years?

Actually, I love this question, it makes you think. My goal is to write songs for all of the biggest players in the industry. And if I could perform, that would be great. I feel like when you answer this question, you have to shoot high, so you can work towards it, even if you don’t want it. Because what’s a goal without steps? It’s just a dream. If you’re not like ‘oh, I want to be a performer,’ then you’re never going to try to be a performer.

Totally agree. What advice would you give to someone looking to become a singer or songwriter?

Honestly, being in Austin has really opened my eyes to what sacrifice means. The term ‘starving artist’ is a real thing. That’s actually why I got renters insurance – it’s necessary to protect your stuff as a starving musician. Lemonade was so just easy, and it finally gave me coverage that was actually affordable. That’s the type of thing you sometimes need to think about when you’re in a position like mine. But even though times can get tough, you’ve just gotta keep going. There’s so much other advice I could give.

Like what?

I’ve learned to encourage anybody in this industry just to trust their gut. There’s no one set way to do things. You need to find your voice, and do it your way. If you can be uniquely you, and be good at being you, people will follow and listen. There’s a saying: ‘Good music doesn’t go unheard of for very long.’ So just try to make good music.