[Cover photo credit to Claudia Johnstone]

Sidney Bird hails from the Southwest but is now making her way in New York City. Born and raised in Arizona, Bird has been a part of the western Pop scene and still feels “a strong creative impulse” when home in Arizona, writing all of her songs there before fleshing them out with producers in Brooklyn.

Bird’s background in comedy and musical also theater fuels a deep love for world-building and storytelling, saying: “Sometimes I feel like I’m playing characters through my music, using them as a vehicle to express honest and genuine feelings.”

In 2021, Bird followed up a debut album with EP Big Heart, debuting the project live at Rockwood Music Hall at the end of the year.

Her new single “Renaissance Man” arrives today and here’s what she has to say about it:

I wrote ‘Renaissance Man’ after reflecting long and hard about my childhood and how my parents raised me. I feel so grateful that I have such amazing and supportive parents, and I aspire to be like them one day. Although I am not looking to have kids anytime soon, this song is about the children I wish to have one day, and a thank you letter to my wonderful parents.