Today we’d like to introduce you to Sakyrah Morris aka S.O.S.
Sakyrah, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until 7th grade when I decided to take things more seriously. My parents popped up at a talent show that I participated in, and they were blown away. After that performance, my mom decided to purchase a MacBook Pro so that I would be able to create my own music at home. I used to sit in my room and record covers all day long. Fast forward to my senior year of high school, I released my first song called “Overdosin.” During that same time, I joined the music collective called Freesole. Being a part of a group with such amazing and talented young artists pushed me to create music out of my comfort zone. Ever since then, I’ve been releasing more music and performing all over the city.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am an R&B singer, but I try not to limit myself to the stereotypical R&B style. I study a lot of jazz music, and I am also inspired by a lot of hip-hop elements. I create only when I am inspired. My inspiration can stem from personal experiences, things my friends experience, a certain feeling that I get or things that I see in everyday life. Sometimes, I’m able to make an entire song just from hearing one word. Inspiration can come from anything if you allow it to. It is important to be vulnerable as an artist, otherwise, you will begin to limit your creativity. When people hear my music, I want them to be inspired as well. I try to write about things that people can relate to or just simply something to turn up to. As an R&B singer, I don’t want to be put in a box of what the industry standard is. I want to work to create my own lane in order to inspire a new wave of artists.
Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
My biggest piece of advice is to never compare your journey to others. Everyone has their own path that is designed specifically for them. Going to an art school motivates me as an artist, but it is also intimidating because there are so many other talented individuals around me that are trying to achieve the same thing. When you catch yourself comparing your process to someone else’s, you have to stop and ask yourself what separates you from the rest. Once you figure that out, focus on that one thing and nurture it. Stay true to your craft and always keep in mind why you are pursuing it in the first place.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My music can be found on all streaming services. People can also visit my website, sosxofficial.com. All of my social media is @sosxofficial_.
- Website: sosxofficial.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/sosxofficial_
- Facebook: facebook.com/sosxofficial
- Twitter: twitter.com/sosxofficial_
- Other: soundcloud.com/sosxofficial
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