YOU ALL READY TO GET THE YOUR PARTY STARTED WITH EDM/POP- RNB SINGER SONGWRITER ‘SIA BABEZ’ THEN HERE IS THE PLACE TO BE, CHATTING WITH ME ALL ABOUT HER NEW SINGLE, WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO AND CONNECT WITH HER ON SOCIALS FOR MORE! READ IT NOW

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What is your name?
Sia Babez 

What is your genre of music?
Pop/ Rnb/ EDM Dance music 

Give us a little bio about you.
 I’m 18 years old, I was born in Dublin but live in Portlaoise. I’ve loved singing and performing from a young age, I attended drama school at 9, that’s when I first started writing crazy songs. I was in a sister group at 14 but we disbanded 2 years later and from there I’ve just been navigating my way through this crazy industry with my parents managing me.

What made you go into music?
Like I said I’ve always loved music and I come from a very musical family. My parents were always listening to all types of music in the house, so when they saw I could sing they motivated me to pursue a career in music. First enrolling me into drama school then talent shows etc

Are you signed?
Not as of yet.

You released your new Single ‘Hit My Line’, tell us more about the single.
 An American producer approached me online to write for his beat and I agreed because I loved the sound. It had that pop/ RnB style that I love. I was inspired to write the lyrics from an annoying situation I was going through with a boy at the time. It didn’t work out with the American producer, but I still loved the song I had created so I went to a local producer I had worked with years before called Billy Farrell. We worked well together and now we have the amazing song you hear today.

What is the meaning behind the single?
Like I said I was going through a “all men are trash stage” at 17🤣 so I wrote a song in directing the fact that I hated how he didn’t know what he wanted, so why was he hitting my line? And that’s how I got the song together lol. I think both boys and girls can relate to this situation, all genders can relate!


Describe the track in two words.
My truth.

What was the writing process like?
I wrote the song in 20 minutes. I write bits of songs every day, so I had had the first few lines of the hook figured out. So when a producer approached me to write for him I figured out that the hook fit perfectly. I then constructed the rest of the song to fit around the beat but with the same theme, story etc.

What was the recording process like? It was longggg. After writing to the beat I was sent I went to go record the song in studio. Unfortunately, there were a few complications with the software from two different countries so when they were mixing in America, it wasn’t coming out the way I wanted. I ended up having to go to two different engineers just to record the song. When things didn’t work out with the American Producer, I decided I still loved what I had created and went to Billy Farrell who I have known for years. We basically reconstructed a new beat and we re-vamped the whole song.

Who did you work with on the album?  
I don’t have an album out yet but so far I’ve worked with Billy Farrell on around 8 songs so far, his basically produced all my songs.

You also released the music video for the track, who did you work with on it?
 Reggie Albert shot and edited the video, He recommended a choreographer named Jay Asolo who organized dancers etc for me and co-directed the video with Reggie.

What was the making and creating of the video like for you?
 We shot the whole video in one day so it was very stressful and tiring but also so much fun. I loved sitting in makeup and getting new outfits. I also loved how I looked on camera because of the amazing choreography. Thankfully I have and amazing team behind me who made sure that everything went as planned.

Do you have any shows coming up?
I’m in talks with a few artists about opening for them. Hopefully in the next few weeks

If so where will you be heading?
 Hopefully the UK but also a few small shows in Ireland 

What else can we expect in 2019?
Im working with a few international producers such as Grammy nominated producer Amadeus who has worked with Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz and Jlo, also producer Reech who is Benny Benassi’s producer in Italy and Chris Kabs who is based in Dublin Ireland.I’m also releasing my second single “Are You Ready” a week before Halloween on the 25th. I worked on that single with my last producer Billy Farrell, also based in Dublin.

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
I can’t say for now.

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
 Yes of course I’m always open to working with new artists. They would have to email my managers at management@siababez.com

Do you play any instruments?
I took piano lessons for a few months To learn chords for writing, so I know how to play chords pretty well. I also took violin lessons in primary school but I’m VERY rusty. I also had to play the recorder in secondary for my music class for Leaving Cert (A’Levels).

Who are your influences?
Artists that influence me are, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Jorja Smith, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown and Years and Years.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I mostly take my life experiences and emotions, but I also like to write songs through other people’s perspectives or experiences that I can relate to. Usually listening to different types of genres influences how I approach my style of writing.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Just walking off stage after having done my first huge stage performance in Wembley stadium or Time Square. 5million monthly listeners on Spotify and making a stable living for myself and my family.

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
 Dance, watch true crime videos, listen to music, write songs or work out(as much as I can lol) 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
I’ve never had a favourite song EVER. I listen to so many types of music that move me in different ways. It was mostly watching singing shows and talent shows like X factor and Britain’s got talent with my family that gave me hope and influenced me. Also watching other singers in the industry living their dream motivated me to at least try and go for it. 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
If you’re going to do something, do it to the best of your abilities. My dad said that to me a few times in my life. Growing up I realized that that statement molded me to be hard working and diligent in everything I do.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be careful, have fun with your work and be sure you want this because it’s a lifestyle not just a job. You have to work at it every day and if people doubt you, use that as motivation to so better and be your best.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Success is liking what you do, and liking how you do it” — Maya Angelou
This quote helps me in reminding me to like what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. It’s not about others it’s about me doing me.

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
I live in a very small town country town, however we have beautiful little parks and gardens like Emo Gardens which I love walking in, we also have the Rock of Dunamase and Slieve Bloom Mountains close by which are all absolutely beautiful. the parks 

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
I haven’t been on tour yet but I would go to my bed
2/ Who do you see first? I’d see my friends as my family manages me
3/What do you eat first? I haven’t been on tour yet but I would go to my bed

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My ear pieces, drink lots of water, pray before every gig, don’t eat to much just in case you throw up on stage and have fun with the crowd on stage.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes all my social media accounts are the same
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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