Lyrics from BellsNew York-based singer-songwriter Sydney Wayser plays several instruments in her music, including guitar, piano and children’s toys. The French-American artist grew up in Los Angeles and spent her summers in Paris. Her unique upbringing made way for a wide range of French and American cultural influences such as Edith Piaf, Charlotte Gainsbourg and John Lennon, among others. Sydney’s third and latest album, Bell Choir Coast, was a fictional land she created as a way to escape a harsh New York winter and bring herself somewhere else, since she couldn’t leave New York. Bell Choir Coast takes Sydney’s indie-pop sound and infuses a bit of happiness to it. She has performed at festivals like SXSW, Wanderlust Festival and Canadian Music Fest, in addition to tours with the likes of Kaki King.