Jan 31, 2017 10:03PM
Get To Know Full-Blown Champion Syd Tha Kyd
Odd Future alum, leader of The Internet, and full blown champ Syd Tha Kyd has just officially announced the details of her first solo album FIN. It's not the end of The Internet, just a way to flex some musical muscles she's yet to use. It's out February 3 and features production from Melo X (LEMONADE), Hit Boy, Haze, and Rahki. The first track off the album 'All About Me' already has visuals and you can cop a look at the end of this tidy convo with Syd:
Maddy: Can you tell us a bit about your upcoming solo project FIN —what was the impetus for doing your own thing? Have you started writing and recording it?
Syd:There were sounds that I wanted to explore that I knew wouldn't fit in The Internet's catalogue. Rather than try and force my wants onto the next Internet album or trying to suppress my curiosity, I decided to start putting a project together. I didn't expect it to become a whole album but it has. The writing and recording is finished.
And, what can you tell us about your upcoming album with The Internet? Do you think it helps to go off and do your own solo stuff and then meet back up to record an album together?
I can't tell you much about it because we haven't really gotten into it yet. It definitely helps that we all have the freedom to go off and do our own things. Now when we work together we can more comfortable do whatever's best for the band.
How do you feel about the future?
The future looks bright. I feel optimistic. Our music is spreading further every day and we're getting more and more work. Life is good.
What characteristics do you believe define our generation?
I think our generation is a hopeful one because we've seen so many miraculous things happen and we grew up with brilliant technology. I think this can also make us naive at times, but that's okay.
What do you hope humans will achieve within the next 10, 20 and 50 years?
I am happy with what humans have achieved so far. All I can hope for now is a little more compassion.
What do we need more / less of tomorrow?
We need more love yesterday.
Interview: Maddy Woon
Photography: Byron Spencer