After spending the last few years delighting us with a fresh and dynamic array of alt-pop delights, London-based artist Sid Batham has now delivered his long-awaited debut album 'Good Love'.
Channelling the fresh and buoyant direction as artists like Prince and Stevie Wonder, 'Good Love' makes for a wonderfully fun and uplifting listen. With his bright and effervescent persona riding along a wave of glittering offerings throughout, this new release will have you up and out of your seat in no time.
So with the new album available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
The Guitar, it was love at first sight.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
Soul and Pop stuff that my Mum played.
What was the first album you remember owning?
I reckon it was Sing When You’re Winning by Robbie Williams.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
As by Stevie Wonder.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
A tidy desk, tidy mind and all that…
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
I love Amber Mark, and Royce Wood Junior…
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Lenny Kravitz would be a look.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
That’s tricky, it’s sludgy at times especially these days. But it’s always good to play with other musicians.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Being a musician.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Sid Batham's debut album 'Good Love' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.