Sir Sly – Don’t You Worry Honey, 2017
Signed up the 29/03/2017
I’m trying this reviewing music thing out so for my first attempt I thought I would review Sir Sly’s Don’t You Worry, Honey album. Personally, this 10 track album is a triumph and amazing piece of art which gave me a real look into the band Sir Sly.
The album opens with the catchy “High”, the bang makes us want to dance with their synth pop beats. The song’s lyrics will make you want a joint as you rhythm-lessly dance to the tune, well the song itself does talk about being high and feeling good, while being yourself and running from the devil, which I assume is negative vibes.
The album features tracks transported me elsewhere, the guitar mixings with the synths reinforcing the feel of the album.
The lyrics contained on some of the songs are amazing “Heavy as the setting sun. Oh, I’m counting all the numbers between zero and one. Happy, but a little lost. Well, I don’t know what I don’t know. So, I’ll kick my shoes off and run (yeah)” – I scream these words out. These lyrics are from the track called "&Run".
Sir Sly also gives us the type of break up song one needs on their playlist with “Altar”, a look into the acceptance of the failed relationship and a look at your-self also, the placing blame on the ex but also throwing a line or two about doing a line. The band making us remember that they still party and wreckless but also love. Fun indie pop tunes that again reminds us of the singer believing he’s not a good person and doesn’t like who he is but accepts it even though he is dreaming and in this he just wants to sleep.
Entering a “getting high” atmosphere. Okay so I’m pretty sure this album talks about doing acid and being high in space because you’re trying to escape your troubles on earth. The album is a bit dramatic with songs that have mellow sounds that follow the melodramatic “darkish” lyrics.
“Trippin’” is one those type of songs that will probably get some cool house-ish remix because the song is so perfect. I really like this song, it’s sexy, groovy and defs a cool “I like you” song. “I’m way too faded for falling in love”. Cool imagery, cool whistling and a dope mellow vibe that questions falling in love, admitting to cheating and finally looking at if one is ready to dive in head first into love. This album almost has it all.
“Oh Mama”, a sad song about the singers late mother, with words like “the dead don’t speak in dreams” the song had me in my feelings with the mother’s voice message being played over the beat and the longing of seeing his mother can be heard in the eerie tone of his vocals. The voice mail defs pulls at your heartstrings along with the choir finish. The song packs a punch with its gospel undertones and somewhat every real feelings of missing mother.
Overall this is an album that looks at drugs as an escape but also acknowledges the issues we face on earth. Subject matters ranging from death, love, infidelity and getting high. A musical portrayal of adulthood and trying to escape, but also sometimes accepting it.
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