For her last installment as our Artist of the Week, Sydney Jaffe reflects on her support system and her single, “Reckless.”
Growing up in New York City, I think I have learned how to be independent and also how to navigate such a big and hectic place. I am fortunate enough, in a city of about eight million people, to have found a group of my own people that I am so lucky to have in my life. My friends are such incredible people and they are always excited to hear my music. Recently, especially my friends are constantly singing “Reckless” and trying their best to learn the lyrics and make up fun dance moves.
My parents, however, have always been the driving force behind everything that I do. This not only includes working on my music, but school work and other activities too; they support all that I do. When it seemed like nobody cared about the fact I was working on original music, they wanted to hear every song and every track that came from what I was working on. It’s people like my best friends and my parents and brother that allow me to keep making music. I know I’m new to the whole music scene, but having a solid group of people behind me is only motivation to keep doing what I’m doing. Every moment I spend with them is another lyric I incorporate into my songs, and every dance party inspires choreography for my shows.
Even though I am a born and raised New Yorker and being independent is basically in my blood, I have learned to appreciate the people I hold close to my heart and to count on them to watch over me. I think that with the release of “Reckless” I have been able to see who really is excited for me and all the work that I am doing, and I really can’t wait to see the parts that they play for my music in the months to come.