What advice would you give to young women who are aspiring artists, who look at you and say, “I want to be like Syd!”
Syd: "Don’t try to be like nobody. [laughs] Try to be someone you would admire... Try to be someone you would admire, that’s what I always did. You know I didn’t always like myself at all. You know? In high school, I realized that the goal is to be someone you would admire. Be someone you would like. Yeah, try to be someone you would admire, and try to do whatever you do to the best of your ability because then no one could tell you anything! [Laughs]... Well, to be honest I still want to stay behind-the-scenes. This whole like, being a singer is still kind of taking some getting used to. We’ll see how it goes, but, as far as being comfortable with myself, I began to take my own advice. I started trying to be someone I wanted to be, I started trying to be someone I would admire, and it worked. I don’t know, I just started letting go, and saying, "Fuck what everyone else thinks!” like If I want to do this, if I want to cut my fucking hair, I’m going to cut my hair, you know? If I want to dress like this, I’ll dress like this. I just stopped worrying about others’ opinions, and began worrying about my own opinion. ” -Mass Appeal.
Shout out to my boyfriend for sending me this song! :-)