Sydney Cruse is a Mandeville, LA-born, New Orleans-based singer/songwriter and musician, who has spent her entire life singing and performing — and can trace her songwriting back to when she was eight.
Cruse’s latest single “Lost My Head” is a decidedly 120 Minutes MTV-era alt rock-like anthem built around fuzzy power chords, an enormous, shout-along worthy hooks paired with the Louisiana-born and-based soulful, riot grrl-like delivery. But at its core is deeply lived-in lyricism informed by real life experience.
Inspired by Soundgarden‘s “The Day I Tried To Live,” the song tells the story of an ex-lover starting from the day the narrator and ex met through their entire relationship and breakup. The song concludes with the narrator running into their ex about a year later, and realizing that they were a fool for being with such a shitty person. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives.
“Lost My Head” is the title track of Cruse’s forthcoming full-length debut, Lost My Head slated for a September 1, 2023 release.