Worlds of Country Interviews Siena "Sass"
Siena Delivers Anthem for Sassy Girls Everywhere
Offering a full throated embrace of her inner sassy girl, Siena shines bright on her brand new single, Sass. With influences ranging from Stevie Nicks to John Mayer, Siena shows off her wide ranging artistic depth throughout the new single, sure to resonate with sassy girls everywhere.
Recently we had the chance to chat with Siena about her musical journey, background, new single, and more
Worlds of Country: When did you know that music was something you wanted to pursue?
Siena: Goodness, I have been singing country music and all music since I was a little kid really. I started taking vocal lessons around eight years old. And that kind of just progressed into me growing my talents. And I used to sing with a girl group back in the day, my early and mid teens, and then I branched out to my own solo artist around 18 years old. And I’ve had great success doing that, and just gonna keep on working at it.
Worlds of Country: Would you say there was one moment that it really clicked that this was something you could pursue more seriously?
Siena: I would say I’ve always had a connection to music. But one really important thing that happened in my life where I knew, Okay, if I can do that, then I can do anything. I was at the Route 91 concert in Las Vegas when the shooting was happening at that big concert. So it was very tragic, you know, I had to go through a lot of therapy. And I had dealt with PTSD a lot, but I’m much better now. So what happened was a week later, they had a benefit concert, you know, for everyone who had fallen, everyone who was injured, and just to help raise money for the cause. I was in that concert, I got asked to sing the national anthem, in a closed arena with like, 12,000 people. And I don’t know how I did it. But I did. And I just thought to myself, I’m not going to go out there and sing the anthem or open the show. For me and myself, I’m just going to do it for everyone. Like I said, Who has fallen, who was injured, who people who lost families and friends. And I just prayed to God that he would get me through it. And he did. And I thought to myself, if I could get through that a week, almost a week, after almost dying, I could do anything. So I really started to hone in on my craft and take it seriously.
Worlds of Country: For people out there that haven’t heard your music before, how would you describe it stylistically? And who would you say most influenced the style that you have?
Siena: I grew up listening to ShaniaTwain, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood. Even like Toby Keith Keith Urban. And so that sound of like late 90s, early 2000s country is what I grew up listening to and what I want to resemble my music after. I also am a huge fan of Stevie Nicks. If you can’t tell, I love the 70s and everything about it. And the way that she writes, or excuse me, her band writes, it’s very drifter, dreamy. And I also would like to reference Miranda Lambert in today’s age, the way that her and her writers match the music to the lyrics and how it just makes everything flow and they tell a story. It’s very influential on how I like to write and how I like to create music as well. So that’s what I kind of mixed my music off of, like, early 90s 2000s with some Stevie Nicks. And I love John Mayer and the way he writes as well. Great, great artist.
Worlds of Country: What would you say have been some of the bigger lessons that you’ve learned along this musical journey of yours?
Siena:If you know you have to sing, don’t scream at a ballgame the night before. Lesson learned on that. But no, I’d say a more serious lesson is to know who you want to be and be that person. You know, they’re gonna be people who will help guide you and direct you. Sometimes they may be good, sometimes they may be bad. But if you truly know in your heart, you want something a certain way, stick to your guns, because if you let people influence you too much, then your audience is going to see well she was just doing this one day. Now she’s doing that or she was saying this. And now she’s saying that and you have to be true to who you are always.
Worlds of Country: Your new single Sass, could you tell us the story behind that song and how it sort of came together?
Siena: Yes, Sass is very sassy. It came out on cOctober 21. I’m so excited for everyone to hear it. So my very good friend, Don Miguel. He is my friend, co writer, producer. And he’s very, very talented as well go look him up. And I went to his studio one day, and he had sent me a voice memo on the phone about a song that he was starting. And when I went into the studio, we were kind of listening to it. And we just got to talk and because we just chit chat all the time. And then we were talking about something funny. We wanted to make it funny and flirty so tell me how you like that Sass was the line we had, because there’s a lot of sassy girls out there and they just like to have fun. So what happened was we clicked with that tell me how you like that Sass that line. And literally within 30 to 40 minutes, we wrote the whole song. It just came together so easy.
Worlds of Country: What’s next for you?
Siena: There might be a music video coming up for Sass shortly. Of course another single in the first quarter of next year. I’m so excited to be putting that out that I was telling you about and just spreading positivity doing shows whether they’re writers nights, showcases, acoustic sets or just around town or wherever.