Chatterbox: Sidibe

Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.

I am an independent singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles with roots in Louisiana and Senegal. I play the guitar, but my voice is my primary instrument. When people describe my voice, the words I hear most often are ethereal and otherworldly. I like to think of it as authentic. I feel like my personal and musical identity come through my voice on every song. 

I am a true romantic and I love the idea of bringing people into my world with my music. In April 2016, Prince came into my world when he discovered “I’m Only Dreaming” and included it in his personally curated Purple Pick of the Week playlist. It was his final co-sign. I have served as executive producer on all of my projects. That along with the enduring collaborative relationships I have with Nico Stadi (Justin Beiber) and the legendary Warryn Campbell (Musiq Soulchild, Kanye West, Angie Stone) has brought a sense of continuity to my music while still allowing for expansion.  

Where did the new single come from?

While staying true to the autobiographical and revelatory lyrics heard in many of my songs, I am exploring new emotional territory with my latest material. The lyrics, instrumentation and vocal styling all work together to reflect the feelings of a woman conflicted by love. In the past, I have often written about the joyful and romantic side of relationship. My new songs are equally passionate, but they include a tone of conflict too. I feel that in a way, my new music and my voice have more layers, just like the stories I am telling.   

I wrote the lyrics for “Prove My Love” rather quickly when compared to many of my other songs. When I am deeply immersed in the moment, the lyrics just pour out of me and I wrote most of this song in an hour. The music was created with Nico Stadi and Nate Mercereau in about the same amount of time. There was so much turmoil in my life during that period and this was the perfect opportunity to channel my feelings.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

I am working with Nico Stadi and Warryn Campbell on new music and plan on releasing additional singles over the next couple of months. 

What’s on the horizon for you?

Music lovers in Japan will be able to grab an exclusive release there this fall. I am working with Nico Stadi and Warryn Campbell on new music and plan on releasing additional singles over the next couple of months.


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