Is SiR TDE’s Next Breakout Star Singer?

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SiR is setting up for a big 2018. After announcing that he’ll be accompanying Miguel and Nonchalant Savant on the War & Leisure Tour in February, the Inglewood soul singer has dropped two new songs—one of which features his TDE labelmate ScHoolboy Q (“Something Foreign”) while the other includes a cameo by Etta Bond (“Something New”).

On “Something Foreign,” SiR kicks a flow reminiscent of spoken word, nodding to hip hop’s obsession with foreign-made whips but also channelling the sentiments of another TDE artist: Kendrick Lamar. “Try to keep it humble in a world full of egos, gangsters and evils,” he sings on the hook. Q chips in a contagious verse, as the piano-laced beat sucks him into SiR’s poetic orbit.

The second new track, “Something New,” is equally mellow, as the singer professes his love for a nameless lady over some nifty kicks and snares and breezy saxophone notes. Etta Bond joins him on the second verse—the two compliment each other especially well.

SiR signed with TDE in January, but he’s been collaborating with the label for a couple of years. He appears on Jay Rock’s 2015 album 90059 and guests on Isaiah Rashad’s 2016 LP The Sun’s Tirade. He dropped his HER TOO EP in February. Take a listen to his new songs for an idea of what SiR has up his sleeve.

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