So, one of my homegirls put me on to a new artist a couple of years ago and it’s safe to say neither of them(Artist: Sy Ari, and my homegirl) have ever disappointed me.
The first song of his I was introduced to was Priorities ft. Bryson Tiller, after that one I found myself vibing to his earlier and more extensive work. If I’m being honest I messed with his 2016 self(B4 the Heartbreak) more than 2017’s version(2 Soon). But LET. ME. TELL. Y’ALL. he didn’t come to play in 2018…
Sy Ari gifted us with a gritty in character but, honest and smooth musical representation of making sense of your situation after a heartbreak…from both sides. “His After the Heartbreak” mixtape consists of soft melodies with the harsh realities of botched love embedded in his lyrics. The musical aspect is so refreshing but, what really caught my attention and forced me to replay this project is the real ass recordings, and voicemails from who I’m assuming to be, the scorned lovers that inspired the project. As the mixtape goes on the passion and pain intensifies in each of the women’s stories. The first one is a light-hearted drunk voicemail which didn’t prepare me at all for the heartfelt venting voicemails that are introduced later on as a the heartbreak has already taken place.
He’s so damn creative he puts together bits and pieces from each voicemail around a sound snippet of a heart flat-lining, literally letting us listen to the progression and ruins of a heartbreak. I’m not gonna say much else because I want you guys to go support him but, one recording that stuck with me was the one where his former lover states “Don’t try to add reverse psychology in this shit and make it seem like because you did something fucked up and I called you out on it that I’m bad energy and I’m feeling some type of way..” As someone whose been in a emotionally abusive relationship that. shit. resonated. SPOKE VOLUMES. The one’s who hurt you worst somehow always find a way to make you think it’s your fault and that you shouldn’t speak up for yourself but, open your eyes babies then let your arms follow suit as you let them go.
Check out the album on youtube and soundcloud! Enjoy, XO.