Syd, best known for her vocals as the front-women of the group The Internet with hits such as “Girl” and “Get Away” releases her first solo project titled “FIN”. It is rare that you find a talented artist that has a project that is quality, full sounding and meaningful. Syd seems to capture all of this but most importantly the essence of a classic album, that allows listeners to listen to every song back to back without skipping a track. “FIN” is one of those albums that you have to listen to more than once to capture it’s wholeness and rawness. The album has a sexual feel, felt through Syd’s soft vocals yet she contrasts this with her hard hitting lyrics and punchlines. If that wasn’t enough, the titles of her tracks are enough to intrigue you into listening “All About Me”, “Drown In It” and “Insecurities”. Most of the tracks on the album capture a chilled, relaxed vibe; from this project, you can draw connections between a Jazz, Soul and R&B influences giving her an edge and yet another dimension. The album “FIN” is currently at the number 12 spot on iTunes in the UK. Be sure to download and buy this album available on all outlets including Apple music, Spotify, and Itunes.
“Know” and “Smile More” are definitely to the hottest songs of the week that you should go listen to.
Congratulations Syd on your first solo album!
It was announced yesterday that Jhene Aiko and Big Sean will be releasing another Twenty88 album next year and I literally screamed with excitement. When either artist releases a solo album or project I’m always excited, I just can’t wait to see what direction they go in following their last joint album. The previous album followed a futuristic yet old school 80s theme, with essences of the black panther movement, celebrity appearances and of course Jhene’s iconic orange wig. Musically, it told a story of a relationship in the public-eye and the effects it can have on a relationship you thought was strong and complete. They manage to mix Jhene’s relaxed chill vibes and Big Sean’s hip hop feel, both have lyrical talents and express different perspectives of the characters they play in each of the songs. Lyrically, they touch upon all aspects of the feelings and emotions one would go through in their situations and give us catchy, memorable lyrics that nearly everyone can identify with. At the end of the last album we were left with the idea that love in the public eye will inevitably come to a tragic end. With the removal of both the characters we are left wondering how, both Jhene Aiko and Big Sean will incorporate themselves in the next visual. Will it follow a similar theme? Or will they explore another side to a relationship? I’m so intrigued by what’s to come and wish nothing but success to them both musically and personally.