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Sy Smith

There’s not much else we can say about the wonderful Sy Smith other than that she’s a serious talent who deserves her just due. The phenomenal vocalist has been kindly spreading her gift on stages across the world, and she even helped a lucky few in NYC ring in this new year the right way. That being said, it’s been a good while since we’ve heard Sy flying solo on wax — since 2012, to be exact — when she graced us with her infallible album The Fast and The Curious.

Since then, we’ve gotten to hear the songbird soar on records from the likes of frequent collaborators Zo!, The Foreign Exchange and Mark de Clive-Lowe and even in helping us celebrate the wonder that is Janet Jackson (thanks again, girl!). We’ve also gotten to see her live on stage over the years, which is always a treat. What we haven’t gotten, however, is another LP. Quite honestly, we’d be happy with whatever tidbit Sy threw our way. An album of Janet covers? Sure! A duets album with some of our favorite indie soul singers? Yes, ma’am! A brand new collection of original Sy creations? But of course!

To paraphrase Oleta Adams, we don’t care what you bring us, Sy, just bring it when you can. — D-Money

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