Review: Syd “Fin”

Rating: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Syd, lead singer of The Internet, has finally took the dive and released her solo project, Fin.

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The album reflects the persona of Syd and what we know her for. Filled with melodic production as her sensual yet slightly raspy vocals become intimate with every track. This album is all about fucking with songs like Smile More, Drown In It, Body and it has me hot and bothered.

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“For me, this is like an in-between thing β€” maybe get a song on the radio, maybe make some money, have some new shit to perform.”- Syd

It’s ironic she names this project Fin when it’s clear it’s only the beginning. Even though Syd has said this album isn’t anything too deep, it makes you feel like it is because it’s Syd all on her own. This isn’t for your amusement. This ain’t no pay-per-view. This is just the life that I choose”

Every track on Fin is a mood as the dark, soothing sounds takes you into a seclusion in Syd’s world. There’s no need to overanalyze the album concept because it is a blunt and direct as Syd. On Know she makes it clear she wants to hit dat pwussy on da low but don’t be posting her on da gram as ya #WCW cause ain’t nobody supposed to know.

Reminiscent of the late 90s, early 2000s vibes, Fin, gives the people what they wantt without being too gimmicky or commercial. Whether singing about her ups and downs to get where she is today like on Shake Em Off and Nothing to Something, complications of relationships on Insecurities or smooth talking you out your panties on Dollar Bills, each song enchants you as she finds a way to reinvent herself with flow switch ups, trap infused beats, ambigious meanings and sexual desires. The collaboration on Over with 6lack is one of the best songs on the album. Me while listening:

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The single All About Me is a key as it declares the evasive singer’s independence yet Syd is still all about her group. Giving us Fin is just a dessert we’ve been craving for after feeding on the success of The Internet. With new artists like dvsn, Ro James, 6lack and SiR recreating R&B with a modern touch, Syd changes things up as she sings from a queer woman’s perspective. Today I’m only human, but know that when I die. My grave gonna be my music. My soul is living through it, baby.

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