Everyone has a voice… you gotta learn how to use it.
Syrhea Conaway, aka Syna So Pro, played the violin and sang choir during her teenage years. After a decade playing guitar, bass, and keyboards in various St. Louis bands including Pat Sajak Assassins and Whoa Thunder, she’s returned to her roots, delivering a set of gorgeous songs she composed when she was in high school, using nothing but her formidable voice.
VOX sounds like no album you’ve heard before, but it asks questions familiar to all of us: why do I do the things I do? Do you think it’ll be on the radio? Why are you spying on me? Why won’t the rain just go away?
Features “Petey the Turtle”, composed by a 9-year-old girl, and two traditional Chinese folk songs arranged by Chen Yi.
released December 9, 2016
Dedicated to all who couldn't be forced into a preconceived box. We are complex human beings with different talents and strengths. I share one of my many strengths with you in hopes that you step outside the box and fearlessly be you. This album is for everyone, and is a reminder of our free will and self expression. This album is for the little girl who wrote these pieces despite the disregard and alienation by others who thought she deluded her culture. This album is dedicated to my parents, who fostered my musical composition talents at a very young age, and in a variety of ways. I love you all.
Produced by Ryan Lewis and Syrhea Conaway
Recorded 2015-2016 at R&R Music Labs by Ryan Lewis
Mixed at R&R Music Labs by Ryan Lewis and Syrhea Conaway
Mastered by Shelly Steffens, Chicago Mastering Service
All songs by Syrhea Conaway except "Molihua" and "Fengyang Song", traditional arranged by Chen Yi, Theodore Presser Company, ASCAP
All sounds made by the voice of Syrhea Conaway except for the voices of Keith Conaway and Gladys Conaway in "On the Radio" and "Rain"
Art by Syrhea Conaway
Photography by DeAnna Michele Photography
Layout by Leticia Arioli
The New Zealand multi-instrumentalist’s debut full-length brims with the kind of bleeding-heart intimacy that should define bedroom pop convention, but rarely ever does. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 7, 2019