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Canada’s Sydney Blu announces her Berlin-inspired album ‘Conviction’

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Canadian artist Sydney Blu releases her new LP ‘Conviction’ this March!

It’s a meticulously produced, dancefloor-driven collection of electronic music, with the synth-laden, 80s-inspired lead single Monologue transitioning into various shades of deep, tech and house.

Sydney Blu’s career has been one of near-constant evolution. From her early releases on Mau5trap which broke boundaries for female electronic artists to her more recent work alongside artists like Kevin Saunderson and Hot Since 82, everything she has done has been with an unparalleled level of belief and consistency. Now, following a move to Berlin from her native Canada, she has produced perhaps her most fully realised body of work to date with the new album, ‘Conviction’.

In January 2019 she moved to Berlin with the intention of being re-inspired. For the last decade, Sydney has played pretty much every festival and club of note in North America, so the move to Berlin presented both a challenge and an opportunity.

“All the artists coming out of Berlin had such a unique sound to them so I wanted to learn more about the culture. I moved there and instantly fell in love with the city, by making an amazing group of friends who loved electronic music and I immediately started immersing myself in the nightlife. It was such a rich authentic culture and the city thrived off of electronic music. I was in heaven.”

After starting writing conviction in Berlin, COVID hit. Sydney was on her way back to North America for a tour in March 2020 and got stuck there, in a small Canadian town called Thunder Bay where she finished writing and recording Conviction. The resulting album is two lifestyle extremes combined into a single body of music.

“From disco queen to quarantine queen, this album is a combination of the last two years of my life. I went out a lot in Berlin because I would always get inspired for the studio after a big night of dancing at Katerblau, Panorama or Sisyphos. I then, spent the pandemic hiding out in isolation finishing Conviction. Such an extreme change of life, but the one thing that stayed constant through it all has been the music.”

The album is out on 12th March and you can check the first track below!

Tracklist

01. MONOLOGUE FEAT. FRITZ HELDER
02. PREMONITIONS
03. NIGHTSHADE FEAT. AMALIA LEANDRO
04. TURNING POINT
05. TO THE GROUND FEAT. JENY VEGA
06. TRAIN TO SPANDAU
07. CONSPIRACY
08. VIBRATE
09. BOILER
10. EXOTIC EROTIC
11. LATE NIGHT DUB
12. I KNOW
13. TEMPLE
14. EPILOGUE FEAT. FRITZ HELDER
15. MONOLOGUE FEAT. FRITZ HELDER (VIP MIX)

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