Happy Wednesday! The week is already half over. I don’t know about any of you but my week has been pretty interesting and it’s definitely not over yet! I hope you guys have been having a nice week though. Let’s keep the good vibes going though, shall we?
It’s been another week of good music and I am excited to bring you another special music review. The fact that I am going to be talking about another female artist, especially one that I actually adore, is exciting for me. I have been a fan of Syd and her group the Internet for a little while now. This review is about her solo album but she is still very much a part of the group. Keep reading to find out more!
Let me give you a little background on the group first. The Internet is a Neo-Soul band out of California. They were formed in 2011 by Syd and Matt Martians. They belong to the crew (and record label for) Odd Future. If you are familiar with Tyler the Creator then you’re aware of who I’m talking about. Also, one of the members, “Taco”, is Syd’s brother. If you aren’t familiar then you should definitely check them out.
They released their debut album Purple Naked Ladies in December of 2011. Their second album, Feel Good, was dropped in September of 2013. Now, their third album, and my personal favorite, Ego Death was released in June of 2015. That particular album got rave reviews. It was definitely a different vibe from what I was used to at the time but I instantly feel in love with it.
The single “Girl” is what got me hooked and made me initially check out the album. Check out their video below and let me know what you think.
Last I read, just about every member of the group has plans for a solo project before they release a new Internet album. It’ll give them a chance to pursue creative avenues separately before coming back together, in hopes of combining that. I, honestly, think that it’s genius. Sometimes when you’re in a group you don’t get a chance to really explore your creativity musically without it ultimately affecting the group. This way, they can experiment then come back to share what they learned, and use it for the group in a positive way.
My Review of Fin
The Internet has always had some R&B elements to their music. Syd strays away from that original vibe of her group and dives straight in for her debut solo album Fin. She gave us all she had, not holding back, with 12 quality tracks. The entire album is THE VIBE (heart eye emoji).
It’s almost hard for me to put this record into words. I can honestly say that I was expecting the same elements that she gives us on Internet projects. But she gave us a real R&B album with some Hip Hop elements, incorporating some currently trending sounds. Syd will always be an original and can never be compared to any other female artist.
With that being said, I have been seeing a lot of comparisons to Janet Jackson (Velvet Rope era) and Aaliyah. I don’t want to compare her to anyone at all because she is such a unique soul. But, if we are going to take it there then putting her in the company of such legendary female R&B artists is perfect. Feel free to disagree but it’s just so awesome to hear female artists have such pure and original music that isn’t always so sexualized.
Trust me, I could get into a whole tangent about female artists, what I like and don’t like. Just know that it takes a lot for me to really get into them. It’s even harder to connect with them and follow them throughout their careers. I have a few that I consider to be my favorites and Syd is definitely one of them.
Now, I will leave you with Syd’s most recent music video…
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