Pop singer-songwriter Syrena exudes edgy New York City downtown chic. With a mystical aura and artistic assurance, she’s swaggering onto the pop scene with a bold and darkly sensual aesthetic.
“Power and confidence are big themes in my music. Maybe it comes from being a New Yorker, or maybe it comes from performing live since I was 3,” says the Manhattan-based singer. “If you doubt yourself, this city will eat you alive.”
At just 20, Syrena already is a seasoned performer whose pedigree includes being a world-class belly dancer, a fire eater, a snake charmer, and doing singing telegrams. Her pop vision is cinematic and empowering, and is alchemized from her background, informed by her fast-paced NYC upbringing, and her diverse musical tastes. Syrena has “big ears” as they say, and grew up loving a vibrant of patchwork of music, including classical music, pop, modern R&B, and metal.
Syrena upholds the lineage of culture-rattling female pop stars who weld bold out-of-the-box creativity that imbues their sound, look, and essence—artists such as Björk, Lana Del Rey, Kate Bush, and Lady Gaga.
Her tracks boast rugged beats, textures that span smooth electronic ambience to industrial harshness, and lyrics that are as sage as they are sensual.
Despite being a free spirited 20-year-old woman, there is an old-world showbiz sophistication and mystery surrounding Syrena. For one thing, she’s a classic triple threat: a singer, dancer, and an actress. Syrena grew up in the artistically vibrant East Village, New York City, the daughter of a top belly dancer who to this day runs a distinguished belly dancing school. From a very young age Syrena was making her way and supporting herself in a variety of entertainment contexts.
Her most recent single, 'Red Tonight', tells the story of what she's coined as 'emotional prostitution'. Rather than physically selling yourself to someone, you are their perfect person. Liking what they like, doing what they do, and providing them the gratification of having that "perfect match". It is part storytelling, and part social commentary on how our desire to be loved and glorified by others, in order to feel powerful and in control, can cloud our honesty, authenticity, and vulnerability.