Jaden Smith - Syre [Album Review]
'Syre’ is by no means Jaden’s first foray into music; you may remember him rapping on Justin Bieber’s hit single ‘Never Say Never’ at the tender age of 12, but since then he’s grown as an artist within the hip-hop community, appearing on many tracks since featuring on two tracks of Childish Gambino’s ‘STN MTN / Kauai’ mixtape in 2014, being in the Netflix musical drama about the rise of hip-hop and disco in the 1970s ‘The Get Down’ whilst also releasing several EPs and impressive singles in the lead up to ‘Syre’ which raised a lot of interest for his debut LP.
‘B’ is the opening track to the album; which is followed by ‘L’, ‘U‘ and ‘E’ to complete an interesting four track introduction (‘B.L.U.E’), and begins the album with a minimalist beat and a lovely gospel inspired vocal duet from Jaden’s talented younger sister Willow Smith and Pia Mia (both of whom go un-credited on the song). Jaden himself then takes over at the peak of a vocal and instrumental crescendo, to spit a quick verse before the mix fades into ‘L’ and the album begins in earnest.
“If happy I would die here in your arms.
Don’t cry because the ocean makes me blue,
Jaden Smith -B [...]'