FRESH: ‘Sad Bop’ – Sianon

Sianon releases a “Sad Bop”

Sianon (pronounced Shannon) only made her debut this year, but with her new single, “Sad Bop”, she’s now scored a hattrick of releases since she broke cover with “Overthinking”. “Sad Bop” is written by Sianon herself with Jim Irvin and Julien Forysthe-Lewis, who also produced the track and is a totally intoxicating vibrant pop-tastic tune that will raise a smile and get every muscle and limb moving freely.

“’Sad Bop’ is a summary of how I felt last summer when all of my saturday nights were spent in the same old club, same old songs, same old guys. Everyone just wanted to get as drunk as possible, take someone home and then forget all about it the next day and I just wanted something more, something real” says Sianon. “Sad songs get me through almost anything, I even listen to them at the gym which is probably the worst place for them, but this song was my farewell to the lifestyle I had so badly outgrown, the last hurrah beforeswapping j​ägerbombs ​and sticky nightclub floors for a cup of tea at home in front of the tv, I wish I was joking haha”, she adds.

Sianon was born in the West Midlands but is now based in Brighton and despite having no manager, no label and no PR, Sianon’s drive and determination to succeed is unresolved as she powers into her third single, the follow up to “Make Me Jealous”, which sees Sianon take the floor and the roof off simultaneously. In 2019, aged 21, she turned her attention to pop, developing material with Irvin (Lana DelRey, Anne Marie), Liam Willford (The Hunna, Coasts), Matt Rist (Lilla Vargen) and producer Julien Flew (Joey Maxwell) and has already played live supporting the likes of Gabrielle Aplin and the Isle Of Wight Festival.

“I’m about as edgy as an orange,” Sianon confesses. “I grew up listening to Westlife and Avril Lavigne and singing along to Take That at weddings”. And why not?! “Sad Bop”, I hope, will be the breakout song Sianon needs to get her noticed. It’s certainly radio friendly and with a killer chorus complete with stutter beats this has been on track repeat here in the office for a few days now.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!