Like his debut album PRAYERS & PARANOIA, SIPHO. is the product of an eclectic musical palette. Across the years, the Birmingham native channelled influence from his early days of listening to rock bands like Paramore, Three Days Grace, Foo Fighters — ‘The Pretender’ in particular would remain on loop – to more recent inspirations like Earl Sweatshirt, Solange, and Frank Ocean.
Duality, then, is not something that SIPHO. had to embrace later on in life; it’s all he knows. Throughout his formative years, SIPHO. navigated multiple interests before becoming firmly focused on music in his teenage years, recalling utilising his secondary school’s music rooms; “I was just experimenting, proving to myself that I could do it. Just finding myself through demos and songs shamelessly,” he wistfully digresses.