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If pop was a competition, Sydne Strauss would probably win it. The L.A. resident has been championing a bubbly and edgy sonic outlook, blending tongue-in-cheek lyricism with exciting and hyper-pop-flavoured productions. ‘Upstairs’, is the project’s latest effort: a mellow yet complex gem jumping from soft electronica to punchy bubblegum pop in the space of a section.

Strauss’ vocals disclose all their flexibility, exuding punk attitude with melodious flair and gritty poignancy. She even includes her Chinese language, a feature that strongly recalls her heritage and roots. While growing up in Missouri (and then moving to LA), Strauss was born in Taipei.

If kaleidoscopic and feel-good music is what you are into, you’ll love what Sydne Strauss has to offer. She’s part of an exciting scene of young talents, slowly innovating and finding new and exciting formulas to express themselves. For Sydne Strauss, this formula includes fast-paced, dancy choruses interlaced with smoother, more reflective sections. The result is the work of an artist with refined taste and a bright future ahead of her.

Nurturing her coming-of-age saga, Californian pop wonder Sydne Strauss closes the year off in style, gifting all of us another pop banger, ‘RUN’. This time, Strauss explores a more introspective approach, writing a song that’s both energetic and nostalgic, reflective. In essence, it’s the realization of her own superpower: the moment Sydne embraces her own challenges, knowing she’ll be okay. Describing it as “this song is also about my transformation as both an artist and as a person, the loneliness of leaving people behind so you can move forward, and simply being a top gun badass”, Strauss makes it clear that we are witnessing her blossoming into a fierce and empowered young artist.

We’ll be here supporting. As always, ‘RUN’ features the Californian’s soulful and evocative vocals, on a backdrop of modern pop electronica. What more could you want?

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The punching bass and technical production of this song make it danceable. Sydne is talented at production and incorporates distorted and overblown bass with clapping and warped plucking of guitar that mesh extremely well with her captivating vocals. Her voice is soft and pleasant yet sultry, keeping with the vibe of the song. Her lyric choices make “Upstairs” not only extremely catchy but danceable too. “Didn’t mean to stare// but I don’t fucking care// you can meet me later upstairs” is a lyric from the chorus that completely encapsulates the whole vibe into one catchy yet intense line. Sydne acknowledges the discomfort she places on her object of affection but also makes it abundantly clear this is the person she wants. The song comes to an end by fading out with very light instrumentation and Sydne’s muffled vocals from the bridge.

Sydne Strauss is a Taiwanese-American singer/songwriter and producer. She has always been involved with music in one way or another her entire life. She spent many years training her voice classically while performing and writing music. Once she graduated, she immediately moved out of her small town to pursue her career in California. She has been on a roll ever since, dropping well crafted singles and putting herself out there. Sydne writes, performs, and produces her music, giving it this raw and heartfelt vibe that I love. Her bustling production and vocal choices keep people in the mood to dance and have fun.

Written By Kaiana Lee

RUN is a perfect pop song, power packed with electric instrumentals and the voice of Sydne Strauss. The song has a very enticing and electric tone that draws listeners in right from the start. Strauss’ voice is the most impressive aspect of the song, as it gives it a sound that is uniquely her own. Her voice also presents itself as a powerful one, which ties into the theme of self empowerment, which can be found in the song's lyrics. Strauss uses her powerful voice to show her confidence, and her strong awareness of her self worth.

The variation of the instrumentals, in RUN, is an admirable aspect of the song. Throughout the song the melodies change and vary as it progresses, making it an interesting listen. These changes in melody, are facilitated through the seamless transitions from beginning to end. The transitions never feel abrupt, making it a smooth and enjoyable listen. The instrumentals also do a great job at highlighting Strauss’ voice, as they work with her voice, rather than drown it out or distract from it.

Sydne Strauss is a Taiwanese-American artist, who was born in the state of Missouri. She is a multifaceted artist with skills in song-writing, singing, and producing. She has always found herself in the music scene from a young age. Beginning at age seven Strauss would begin performing in musicals up until the age of eighteen. After turning eighteen Strauss decided to jump start her own music career. Since then, Strauss has moved to L.A., and has been creating, and releasing, new music.

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Following the soundscapes of Strauss is an exercise in magic. Her unique blends of funk and pop create a transfixing mystique that we cannot get enough of. It’s as if she carried the peculiar charm of the small town Peculiar, Missouri, where she grew up in. Sydne Strauss has just dropped her new single, RUN. The single is a riveting song with electric pops of melody, racing verses, and enchanting vocals.

Bubbles of mesmerizing funk melodies burst to birth dreamy vocals in the neon-pink soundscape. With emotive funk interludes folded into sassy pop verses to create a duality. It is captivating to see how the artist seamlessly adapts her vocals to create distinct moods within the song. The artist uses trippy synth patterns and addictive beats flow to create a shimmering glamor as she manifests her glory.

The Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter and producer started performing at the age of 7 in school plays and musicales but nothing seemed to cure her itch to write and perform her own music. Since the release of her debut single, Parasite in 2021, the artist has been racing towards stardom with five whopping releases in 2022. Her sophisticated style, unapologetic charm, boundless confidence, and tenacious spirit shows up in her compositions, as she claims the world one song at a time.

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Sydne Strauss is a Taiwanese-American singer/songwriter and producer. This young talent amazed us with her unique sound, where catchy melodies blend with refined musical arrangements.

“Upstairs” is her penultimate release that came out a couple of months ago, and we fell in deep love with it: an electronic pop/hyperpop tune with upbeat captivating drops and remarkable vocal lines

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The Taiwanese-American singer/songwriter and producer, Sydne Strauss, is a rising musician who has been creating her own music from an early age. Born in a small town in Missouri, Sydne started performing at the age of seven, and then moved herself to Los Angeles as soon as she graduated high school, to help her pursue her career. She is now discovering her own sound increasingly every day and is constantly creating new music.

Sydne’s newest release “Upstairs” is a short but sweet one, with just over two minutes of greatness. It is the ultimate dance-pop tune, filled with passion and desire. “Upstairs” is perfect for a party, with its beat and positivity that seeps through. The song remains upbeat with a hard rhythm and bassline, that just automatically makes us want to get up and dance.

The song has a very relatable meaning, of meeting someone new, and locking eyes with them from the second you see them. It almost creates a nostalgic feeling. I must say, for me, the highlight of the song has got to be Sydne’s amazing, sultry vocals. Her vocals hold so much power, and immediately captivates us when we hear her.

Honestly, all I can say to this one is, YES! No matter what, give this track a listen to, and I can promise you will not regret it.


"Los Angeles-based artist, Sydne Strauss, released her latest track called “RUN” on December 9th. This upbeat tune was able to follow the footsteps of her previous single titled “JUST ONE.”

“RUN” was able to have such a smooth introduction with a compelling accompaniment. With rich and expressive vocals from Sydne herself, the sounds of any instruments being used were able to pave the way for what this song had to offer. As the track continues to progress throughout, Sydne was able to give her intended audience a glimpse into a story that is, in many ways, relatable.

Speaking of “RUN,” Sydne explained how this track is all about her “transformation as both an artist and a person, the loneliness of leaving people behind so you can move forward…”

If you’re looking for an artist that is able to share their story through lyrics that are edgy and meaningful, then Sydne Strauss is your go-to artist. “RUN” seems like a real promise as Sydne is able to provide a track that is able to tell a story about leaving those behind so that, in a way, you can move on and continue to grow until you are able to rise above all things stressful and toxic, leaving whatever is left of it behind you. With its deep lyrics, this track is able to share a story that some, if not most, people could relate to if they have been in a place where they need to leave certain people behind and focus on themselves."

Written by Sherryl Citera


Sydne Strauss is an American artist from Taiwan who was born in Missouri. She is a multifaceted musician with skills in producing, singing, and songwriting. She has always found herself in the music scene, even as a young child. Beginning at the age of seven and continuing until the age of 18, Sydne Strauss performed in musicals. The artist has accelerated her rise to fame since the release of her debut single, "Parasite," in 2021, with five massive releases in 2022. Her elegant demeanor, unapologetic charm, boundless confidence, and persistent energy are apparent in her songs as she takes the world by storm one song at a time.

To navigate Sydne Strauss' sonic landscapes, you need magic. Her unique fusions of funk and pop produce a captivating mystique that I can't get enough of. She appeared to still have the unique charm of Peculiar, the small Missouri town where she was raised. Sydne Strauss' most recent single, "RUN," was released on December 9, 2022. With electrifying melodic pops, frantic lyrics, and captivating vocals, the single is an exciting song.

Run” was written by Sydne at a time when she thought the world was changing all around her. She had the impression that she was emerging from her shell and evolving into a more assured, knowledgeable, experienced, and ferocious version of herself. The lyrics "feel the full moon shining on me" and "simply look to the sky and watch the old me die" were inspired by the full moon when she started writing this song, which was late at night.

The main premise of the song is that Sydne Strauss considers herself a lone wolf because she has always believed that neither her romantic nor friendship connections lasted very long because the other person did not understand her goals, which always resulted in her leaving them behind. She left her hometown at the age of 18 and relocated to Los Angeles on her own in order to pursue her ambition. Since then, she has been writing and releasing new songs. Currently, she is preparing to move to Taiwan next year. She called the song “RUN” because she's always felt like someone who can never settle down and must always be moving.

Run” is a flawless pop tune that features Sydne Strauss' voice and explosive instrumentals. The song immediately draws listeners in with its appealing and energetic tone. The song's most notable feature is Sydne Strauss' voice, which gives it a distinctively personal flavor. The song's lyrics, which center on the idea of self-empowerment, are further complemented by the strength of her voice. Strauss uses her commanding voice to convey her assurance and keen sense of self-worth. In “Run”, the instrumental variety is a wonderful part of the song. The melody of the song changes and varies as it goes along, making it an engaging listen. The smooth transitions from beginning to end make it easier for the melody to shift. It is easy to listen to and never seems jarring because of the smooth transitions. The instrumentals also do a fantastic job of emphasizing Sydne Strauss' voice since they complement it rather than overpower or detract from it.

"Run," Sydne's fifth release overall, will be her final one in 2022. Only a select few songs, including this one, really speak to her. Although she generally stays away from revealing personal information in her music, she bravely made the choice to do so. She has experienced a lot this year, but she has also accomplished a lot. She now has a new outlook on life and is determined to do whatever it takes to accomplish her objectives. This song explores themes of being a top-notch badass, metamorphosis as a person and artist, and the loneliness of leaving people behind in order to move forward. The song is extremely adaptable and distinctive because of the ambient, electronic, rock, and trap production. An excellent subject to discuss in reviews is the transition to the second verse, which is also one of her personal favorites. Although the overall sound of this song may not be typical of the pop genre, it is still fantastic to listen to in a variety of contexts.

t's fascinating to see how Sydne expertly varies her singing tone throughout the song to create different moods. She demonstrates her majesty while utilizing psychedelic synth rhythms and alluring sounds to produce a shimmering glamor.

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