Wed, Jun 28|
Time & Location
Jun 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – Jun 29, 2023, 7:00 PM
Cambridge Depot, 6 Broad St, Cambridge, NY 12816, USA
About the event
Three time 2023 Eddie’s nominated Sydney Worthley returns to the Depot for a 51GR8 Concert!
Sydney Worthley is a singer-songwriter at heart but when she steps on stage all bets are off. Each song starts in a corner of a room, pulling inspiration from Phoebe Bridgers and Taylor Swift and ends on a stage, piecing alt-rock tunes from her 2020 EP with unreleased personal ballads. At 17 years old, Worthley released “Rose Colored Glasses” amongst an unforeseen pandemic. Coming of age, long lost connections, and learning from haunting mistakes are all themes of her 2020 project. Songwriting has always been a cathartic experience for Sydney and that has remained unwavering.
While in isolation, the singer/songwriter had time to overthink and agonize over unresolved plans and lack of creativity. The result? A slow-forming upcoming project. Starting in November of 2022, Sydney Worthley put out her lead single begging the question “How Soon Is Now?”. This song deals with heartache, the aftermath of changing who you are to fit someone else’s needs, losing all feeling, and grieving for a person who is still alive. The desolated lyrics are contrasted with an 80s synth pop production style similar to Maggie Rogers or The 1975. Worthley invites you to take a look into her mind filled with disco balls, dreamy synths, and glittery tears. When all the dust– or glitter– settles, it’ll leave you to wonder how soon is now?
Mere months after the release of “How Soon Is Now?”, Worthley releases her most honest song yet, “Heart Shaped Mess”. It seems that her 2023 resolution is to break down walls and introduce a more vulnerable version of herself. Visuals of burning down the past, trying to clean a stained version of herself, and a first date at the mall. The song grabs your attention with striking detail and an easy hook that will be hard to forget– almost mimicking the repetitive line, “how can I forgive you, when I can’t even forget you?” Throughout this track, Worthley expresses numbness, feminine rage, guilt, and every emotion that comes with the territory of heartbreak. "Heart Shaped Mess" encapsulates sad girl autumn...or winter.
This year, Worthley is setting goals to release several new singles in anticipation for an unannounced project. Prepare yourself for topics of growing pains, raising your standards, speculating about the one that got away, imposter syndrome, and so much more. Sydney Worthley is always allowing herself to grow and evolve, no matter how daunting it may be.