Sycco (pron. ‘psycho’), aka 20 y/o Brisbane-based, First Nations writer/producer/artist, Sasha McLeod, today shares her bouncy, psychedelic pop track, Superstar via Future Classic (Flume, Flight Facilities, G Flip).
Following the success of her debut 2021 EP (aptly titled ‘Sycco’s First EP’), Superstar is bumping and upbeat with energy radiating from the bass line, but still smooth and groovy in Sycco‘s signature psychedelic-pop-production. Written and produced by Sycco, with co-production by Kon Kersting (Tones & I, Mallrat), the track is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the pervasive desire to be famous. The Remi Wolf-esque disco beat makes it the perfect bouncy jam.
Of the song, Sycco shares, “I’m really proud of this song, which I wrote and produced super quickly in my bedroom, and finished up with Kon in the studio. The lyrics are satirical obviously – I used to work at a grocery store and it was fun to imagine a glowed-up future me having a tantrum in there.”
Having spent years working at a grocery store herself, the depths of a younger Sycco‘s imagination come to life in the suddenly-neon-lit aisles. The video was directed by Madeline Randall who has helmed the production of most of Sycco‘s colourful, trippy visuals to date. The video team says of the new visual: “We’re always trying to tell a story and build the world around her music. There are so many layers and themes to the songs and we want the videos to feel just as dynamic and rich.”
Sycco’s psychadelic bops have landed in Vogue Australia, triple j, NME, KCRW, AltPress, Billboard, Paper, Cool Hunting, Nylon and Paste, among others, amassed tens of millions of streams, sold out her debut national headline tour, won big at the2021 Queensland Music Awards, and more. She was also chosen for YouTube’s Music Foundry Class of 2021 (alongside Snail Mail, Junior Mesa), as well as Spotify‘s Equal Campaign, and Apple Music‘s ‘Up Next’ series.
With a breakout EP under her belt and a slew of accolades across streaming and press, Sycco’s 2022 is already stacked. She’s currently lapping the country on her national EP tour (with extra tickets just released in Torquay, Melbourne and Adelaide – get tickets here), playing Airfields alongside Flight Facilities and is set to perform at Yours & Owls and Groovin’ The Moo before jetting off to make her international debut in May at The Great Escape in the UK. Later this year she’ll play Splendour in the Grass and open for Tame Impala on their arena tour too.
Superstar by Sycco is out now via Future Classic
Stream / Buy it HERE
With thanks to Bossy Music