Pop-Culturalist Chats with Sydney Alton

Sydney Alton

Sydney Alton is an incredible talent making her mark on the entertainment industry. She’s a triple threat who writes, sings, and acts. Her new single, “Up for Air”, is one of the hottest songs right now, and showcases her pop and R&B influences. Pop-Culturalist spoke with Sydney about her artistry, musical influences, and who she would love to collaborate with in the future.

P-C: Tell us about your new single, “Up for Air”.
Sydney: “Up for Air” is a song I wrote about being let down by someone you trusted but not letting them keep you down and rising above the situation. I think a lot of people can relate to the lyrics.

P-C: Do you ever feel any nerves being so open and honest with your songwriting?
Sydney: No, I actually love it! It helps me to be honest with people in writing. Sometimes it’s easier to put your feelings in a song rather than just to say them.

P-C: When did you first realize you wanted to pursue music?
Sydney: For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a singer and performer. I started singing around the age of two, and I always felt like it was my purpose. I never questioned it.

P-C: Who are some of your musical influences?
Sydney: I have so many! I love Ed Sheeran, Sia, and Justin Bieber to name a few.

P-C: Who is someone you’d like to collaborate with in the future?
Sydney: I would love to work with Justin on a song. I think our music styles are similar.

P-C: Do you have any plans on touring this year?
Sydney: Not right now, but make sure you follow me on all of my social accounts for upcoming announcements!

P-C: Of all the songs you’ve written, which is your favorite and why?
Sydney: I think one of my favorites is a song that is not out yet. I really also love “Up for Air” because it’s so relatable and honest.

Pop-Culturalist Speed Round

P-C: Guilty pleasure TV show?
Sydney: Gilmore Girls

P-C: Guilty pleasure movie?
Sydney: High School Musical

P-C: Favorite Book?
Sydney: Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

P-C: Favorite play or musical?
Sydney: Hairspray

P-C: A band or artist that fans would be surprised to learn is on your playlist?
Sydney: Drake

P-C: Favorite social media platform?
Sydney: Instagram

P-C: Hidden talent?
Sydney: I can do impressions and character voices. My most popular one is my baby voice.

Make sure to follow Sydney on Twitter and Instagram, and go pick up her “Up for Air”, on iTunes or listen to it on Spotify.

Photo Credit: Shanade Alton


Kevin is a writer living in New York City. He is an enthusiast with an extensive movie collection, who enjoys attending numerous conventions throughout the year. His favorite shows include Game of Thrones and The Flash.

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