About Sylvan De La Cruz
Sylvan De La Cruz is an indie-pop and jazz singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. He is a self taught musician, with a classic pop style that's influenced by everyone from Brian Wilson, and the Carpenters, to 90s Britpop, and other British artists like the Smiths, and Florence & the Machine.
He writes melodic vocal lines, with catchy, sweeping choruses, with lyrics that express thoughtful and passionate messages of hope, perseverance, and our connection with nature, with occasional romantic musings.
Most recently, Sylvan has been singing with Life Choir gospel choir directed by music composer/arranger/orchestrator H. B. Barnum, where he has performed everywhere from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to small churches in South LA.
He began writing jazz based show tunes in 2013 for a nightclub show he produced, on a whim and without any experience, called The Hollywood Cabaret. When a friend and venue owner asked him to write a cabaret show for his theater in downtown LA, Sylvan agreed and wrote an entire show of jazz based songs.
When the show fell through, Sylvan took a handful of those songs and released a solo jazz-pop EP called Hot and Dry in 2018.
Almost immediately, he veered quickly into writing piano based pop songs that seemingly have one foot on pop music and the other in indie music.
His first indie-pop single is due out June 1, 2020.