What are your names?
You can find me under “Christina Sikora” on all platforms!!
What is your genre of music?
It’s hard to describe a specific genre because I like to experiment with a lot of different elements, but it would be closest to Indie-Pop music.
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a pop singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, currently in the song writing program at Belmont University. I started writing music throughout my childhood and have been releasing my original music consistently since 2018, there’s nothing I love more than getting to write my own story and tell it in such a unique way that not everyone has the opportunity to do; and I consider myself really lucky that I found such a passion in song writing.
What made you go into music?
Ever since I picked up a guitar and learned my first song, I fell in love. I just felt connected to music in a way that nothing else connected with me, and once I started writing songs I knew this is what I was meant to do with my life.
Who are your influences?
Although I have many, I primarily draw inspiration for my music from Julia Michaels, Halsey, Chelsea Cutler, and FLETCHER.
Are you signed?
Nope! Currently an unsigned independent artist 🙂
Your new single ‘Carousel’ is out, tell us more about the single.
‘Carousel’ is a heartbreak song I wrote about realizing that people you’re involved with are not always who you think they are, and that a toxic relationship can come in many different forms.
What is the meaning behind the single?
To me, it reminds me that I’ll never let myself give someone that type of power over me again. I hope that it inspires anyone who listens to it to realize they’re worth so much more than that.
Who did you work with on the single?
I co-wrote the song with my producer, Jake Ohlbaum, and had it mixed and mastered by Matt Kass.
Describe the track in two words.
Catchy and emotional.
What was the writing and recording process like?
Originally I wrote the song by myself, and writing it was very emotional and reflective for me since it was based on a real revelation I had. After making some changes we eventually had to end up recording the song twice and backtracking a bit just to make sure we were telling the story in the authentic way it deserved to be presented.
We also see a music video for ‘Carousel’, tell us more about the creative process.
While there’s no music video for this song, there’s one for my last release “know somebody”, you can find it here:
Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
Yes! There will be an EP coming in May 2021 featuring both “Carousel” and “Know Somebody”, my 2 most recent singles. One of the new songs on this EP will also come out with a music video 🙂
What else can we expect in 2021?
I have many more singles getting ready to be released after this EP, hopefully around the late summer-early fall timeframe.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
In 5 years I hope to be collaborating with more songwriters and creating a bigger network for myself, I still plan on staying in Nashville and hopefully will be signed to a publishing deal here.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Only as real as you let it be”. This quote has several meanings to me, one of them being that although it can be exhausting chasing a career in this industry I’ve seen people close to me make it happen and it really just depends on how much time and effort you invest in the work you’re doing; if you don’t believe in your music nobody else will. The quote reminds me that everything I’m looking for is out there, yet it also reminds me to stop getting in my head over my insecurities because they can only get to you as much as you let them.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Typically my guitar, phone, business cards, lyric book, and a capo.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yep! You can find me on Instagram