With indie pop songs that recall her influences ranging from Coldplay and Kimbra to church music and doo-wop, Texas Panhandle native Sydney Wright has developed a diverse sound. Wright left small-town life to study music at the University of North Texas and then made her way to Austin, where she’s been active since with performances and creative pop-ups collaborating with other artists. Her debut album, Seiche, helped earn her a 2020 Austin Music Award nomination for Best Pop Act and attracted attention from NPR Music, which included single “You Can Stay” on its 2020 “The Austin 100” SXSW playlist.

See her live at Still Austin Whiskey on March 19 for Texas Music’s annual Bands to Watch event.