R&B/Soul artist, and singer-songwriter Sydney Franklin released her debut freshman EP Make It Hurt in February 2018. The four track EP has since racked up over 500,000 Spotify streams to date, and the title track, along with the Mac Ayres duet "Forever" currently in rotation on "Sunday Mimosa" - SiriusXM's Ch 48 Heart & Soul radio station and made her debut appearance at the 2018 SXSW Conference and Festival performing at an all-female artist showcase, and has since performed for iHeart Media, SiriusXM, NYC's famed Iridium, Rockwood Music Hall, and DC's own Union Stage. She recently received Honorable Mention recognition from the 2018 Unsigned Only Music Competition for "Make It Hurt," in the Vocal Performance Category.