Shye opens up about the challenges of growing up alongside her music career and what's next in line for her shining path.
In an interview with Bandwagon Asia, the electro-pop singer shared how she often struggled with having her music be taken seriously throughout her career.
"[It was challenging to] have people take me and my music seriously, not just because of my age but perhaps also because I’m a female producer making music in my bedroom. I’ve learnt to take it in my stride and to let my music do the talking. This is my journey and I only have myself to prove to," Shye tells Bandwagon.
Despite the challenges, no matter big or small, Shye shared that there was nothing she would change about how her musical life played out, explaining how she only wished she knew how much "emotional and mental stamina" she needed for her journey.
"You really need to love what you are doing, to keep persevering if you are serious about it since success is not guaranteed. I’ve also learnt that it is okay to take a break whenever it’s needed and in fact, it’s good to take one," the 'still trying' act shared.
Shye kickstarted her music career by winning Vans Musicians Wanted in 2018, becoming the youngest act to ever win the coveted music competition. Since then, the singer-songwriter has released an expansive collection of songs including her sonically diverse debut album days to morning glory in 2020.
Most recently, Shye dropped her latest single 'phonecase' which is a sweet love song about daydreaming about your crush.
"I think crushing on someone whom we are too shy to confess to or are not even aware of our existence is relatable. I also like to place photos/polaroids of my friends on the back of my phone case so I thought it would be really fun to write a song about it," she said about the song.
'phonecase' comes ahead of several releases Shye has slated for the year. She teased that she is currently in the midst of putting together a new EP, as well as preparing to put up some live shows.