R&B/Soul artist, and singer-songwriter Sydney Franklin released her debut freshman EP Make It Hurt in February 2018, to widespread critical praise.
The four track EP has racked up well over 1 Mill. Spotify streams to date, and the title track, along with the Mac Ayres duet "Forever" are currently in rotation on SiriusXM's Heart & Soul station. Franklin's songwriting encompasses the raw, emotional stories of a woman scorned but with a twist of female empowerment vs. the vulnerable angle often times heard in today's pop tracks. Her five-octave vocal range has captivated audiences throughout the U.S., having recently performed at the Xfinity x Sofar Sounds showcase - hand-picked by Dinah Jane (Fifth Harmony) - along with opening for the likes of OSHUN, Bailen, and Meg Mac. Franklin made her debut appearance at the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festival, and received Honorable Mention recognition from the 2018 Unsigned Only Music Competition for "Make It Hurt," in the Vocal Performance Category.