Sydney Alton's sweet voice could captivate any listener, her covers have been going viral and it's clear that it's taking her places. I talked to Sydney about her big move to LA, what inspires her, and her best advice for getting into music.
E: What first got you interested in music?
S: I've been interested in music for as long as I could remember. I started singing around 2 years old and songwriting in elementary school. My parents would play different genres of music around the house, which definitely influenced my love for music. I started to learn piano and guitar and the rest just happened naturally.
E: You moved to LA from Michigan, how did you make that decision? What were some of the challenges?
S: It was definitely a big decision and it was super hard. My family made a lot of sacrifices for me to go after my dreams and I am so thankful for that. It was a challenge since our family is apart when I'm in Los Angeles and we miss out on normal things likes spending time together.
E: Where do you find inspiration for your songs?
S: From my life and things I go through, I also find inspiration from the people around me, inspiration is everywhere.
E: What do you do in your spare time?
S: I sing and write songs, I love fashion so I love putting outfits together and going shopping with my sister. We have a fashion blog together, and I'm really a homebody - I like relaxing at home and baking for fun.
E: I hear you’re an avid supporter of UNICEF. Why is that important to you?
S: It's important to me because I believe every person in this world is equal and it hurts to know that there are people in the world that aren't as fortunate to have everyday living necessities, especially children. I hope to do anything I can to help and better others so they can live better lives.
E: What’s you best piece of advice to young women?
S: Never let anyone undermine you and tell you you aren't capable of something. You have to believe in yourself because no one is going to do it for you, and never change who you are you are beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.