Sycco breaks down the top five songs defining her current taste

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Highly talented Brisbane based First Nations singer and songwriter Sycco (pronounced ‘psycho’) has recently released her debut EP, ‘Sycco’s First EP’. With her ascent only starting mid last year, it’s incredible to see the deserving career highlights she’s already achieved. Whether a sold out debut headline tour, performing for virtually for SXSW or Triple J’s Like A Version, no matter the context, she always wears her personality bright on her sleeve.

It’s from this attitude and ethos that she created her debut EP. Defined by characteristics including catch hooks, psychedelic pop production all wrapped with a dance-inducing energy. With every twist and turn in the tracklist, comes a glowing radiance. Theres a sense of joy in its unique creative maneuvers, shifting through sonic territories with a sense of maturity and bliss. Despite its hopeful prospects, the tracks sentiments are raw and candid, acting as a release of bottled up emotions for the 19 year old artist.

To get to know Sycco better, we asked her the top 5 songs that are defining her current music taste. From Okay Kaya and Broadcast, to Dominic Fike and Silk Sonic, it’s no surprise her EP sounds as diverse and powerful as it does.

Mother Nature’s Bitch by Okay Kaya
I was only shown this song super recently but I love its themes and whacky nature. Love the meaning behind it and also those sharp stabby synths!

Before We Begin by Broadcast
Heard this whilst I was watching ‘The L Word’ and I fell in love with it. This song is an entire movie in a song. It is so beautiful – those harsh guitars mixed with the soft xylophone thing is so beautiful.

Chicken Tenders by Dominic Fike
Absolutely incredible pop song. I’m trying to find a way to combine my favourite things from all these songs into my music! I love the melody “that’s good love making”.

How Can I Make It OK? By Wolf Alice
Amazing song! I love the melodies, the guitar riff, the drum machine, the lyrics, that post chorus! It’s a perfect song.

Leave the Door Open by Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak
I’m obsessed with this and curious – I want to know what started the song and how it progressed from there!

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Image via Madeline Randall

Words by PARRY TRITSINIOTIS

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