Syleder Hardy


A Little About Myself: From the tender age of 4, my father recognized my talent of singing and bought me my first microphone. The only thing was I absolutely terrified of was hearing my voice. I was fine with singing in the comfort of my home with my parents and brother as the audience but when it came to singing at church, I would run off the podium mortified and in tears… Fast-Forward 26 years... After many years of music and singing experience, I decided to answer God's call on my life to pursue The Bachelor's In Sacred Music Degree at Canada Christian College. About the Song: I Will Trust In You “I Will Trust in You” originally started out as a class assignment in Songwriting II: Write a Song on A Psalm. This song was inspired from the many changes and challenges I was experiencing during that period of time. The song first started out where I kept singing, “I will trust in you, oh Lord” prior to the assignment being given which was a comfort to me. Then following afterwards, while at work, I started to hum out a tune and immediately recorded it. After searching through Psalms, I revisited one of my favorite verse in Psalm 4, “I will both lay me down in peace and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” –verse 8. Then I read the whole chapter and immediately was moved to write the song. It was exactly what I needed for encouragement and strength. And so I wrote. So, my only hope is that this song would be just as encouraging and meaningful for anyone who listens to it as it has been for me.




What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my heart; it has been a driving force for me all these these years. It gives me pure, unadulterated joy.

What is your music dream?

To first testify God's love and mercy through music, to pursue my song writing abilities for gospel artists and be a vocal arranger/ producer but most of all to continue teaching all I've learned throughout the years of singing and studying music to anyone who wants to take on music as a career path.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

How Big is God by George Beverley Shea

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Non- Secular Artists Sandi Patti Larnell Harris Wintley Phipps Mary Mary Yolanda Adams George Beverly Shea Richard Smallwood Hezekiah Walker Jim Reeves Maurette Brown Tamela Mann Walter Arties Secular Artists Jazmine Sullivan Fantasia Chrisette Michelle Musiq Soulchild Ellis Hall 3 a.k.a E-3 Jacksoul Amy Winehouse Nina Simone Ryan Leslie Gabriel Faure Angie Stone Anthony Hamilton Gospel Groups The Clark Sisters Breath of Life (1975-1980)

What inspires you to make music?

God and my life experiences: the good, bad, ugly- all of it.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Turn your pain into praise and never give up on what God has put in you to fulfill in life.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Forgetting the lyrics in the middle of singing Messing up on the ad-libs WRITER'S BLOCK

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I believe that any musician should have an open mind and be extremely creative in the methods used to get their music out. There are so many platforms that can be used for any artist's music to be heard but if that is a struggle, MAKE SOME NOISE! Someone is bound to hear you.