Apr 3, 2020
Sykamore’s songwriting is equal parts country and pop, mixing intimate reflection and empathetic storytelling with instantly memorable hooks and sing-along choruses that capture the emotional rollercoaster of youth and young love. Her arrangements are eclectic and infectious to match, drawing on everything from George Strait to George Michael with performances that practically beg you to hit the highway with the volume up and the windows down. The result is an infectious collection all about honesty and vulnerability, about the strength and freedom we can unlock by embracing our truest selves, delivered by an artist who’s learned everything she knows from a lifetime of listening.
The Daughter of two rodeo diehards from stampede country Canada, it only makes sense that Sykamore’s passion and fire would burst out of the badlands as it lead her to many opportunities, like being nominated for the prestigious CCMA Discovery Award in 2015 to eventually moving to Nashville and releasing her first EP in 2017. The connection that led there, a twitter conversation with songwriting heavyweight Rhett Akins, who took an interest in her music and eventually began assisting her with the foundation she had already begun to build.
Which leads us to today, in which Sykamore is now proud to release her 2nd EP California King, the first to feature the lessons and influences that her travels and experiences in Nashville have brought her, and what she feels is also the best representation of herself as an artist so far as she lets go of barriers and embraces other influences from her youth.
Sykamore joins the DTP to discuss her journey to Nashville, how she has grown as an artist with her new EP California King, and tells us just exactly what a California King is.