TDE’s latest member SiR gives a short and sweet EP that hits the soulful, R&B fueled highs that’s right in range of Lance Skiiiwalker or SZA’s line of work. HER TOO, the sequel to his last project HER, is acting as his introduction to people, seeing how it’s his first project under TDE. HT is a bouncing, energetic jolt for SiR and the subject matter pertaining to women and the pains of growing up and where that’ll take you.
The introduction to the tape New LA could be described as SiR starting the day making errands, hanging out with Anderson .Paak and King Mez as the features, and enjoying the LA life. The trio are soulful, harmonizing, and speeding through verses keeping the tempo upbeat. SiR covering the background as the guests hold their own weight provides some fleshing out of the song as we’re taken all over LA to end at the conclusion of the LA girls all being the same. The Canvas stands directly opposite to New La. Where the introduction was all about sunshine and smiling, The Canvas shifts things to an intimate, black as midnight session of romance. This track in particular hits the spot of being a perfect length and doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. It’s a hint of a groove as SiR sings “I’m just here to add a little color to the canvas” and pines for the woman of his dreams…wanting better for her and thanking the man that didn’t see what he missed out on. The faster you include this in your late night playlist, the better.
Don’t Call My Phone is the halfway point of the album and SiR strikes for something different on here. The beat is gritty, you’ll probably find yourself making faces as you bounce along to his extraterrestrial rapping voice. He skates and eases over a lot of ground on the shortest track of the album. The bouncy and groovy funk is undeniable, highlighting the newest member’s versatility on how he can engross you in his rhymes in a short span with some creative vocal modifying thrown in. Ohh Nah Nah is a slow churning sexually riddled song that gets help from Masego. SiR maintains his easy going and relaxed nature to guide us over his wants and wishes with that special someone in his life. Masego assists well into the song that ramps up the plays with the instruments at their disposal for a quick witted feature.
SUGAR is in line with the funk and R&B style while speaking on home and relationships. The women are the essay topic of the project and he details the encounters and wishes with great effect. With some chilled production, his voice and lyrics sail across the track like a somber romantic that’s oozing affection and lustful thoughts. Reaching the finale, the two topics of women and home come to a head on W$ Boi and the thunderous hook demands your attention. It starts off small with talks of love and what he’s willing to do, a real storyteller like reveals itself here and on other tracks. When he proudly reverberates the hook “I’mma Westside Boy!” for the back half of the song you’ll be chanting along until the song reaches the end and SiR carries us out.
SiR creates a short but sweet EP that gives us a sense what the newest face to TDE can do. At times the project is warm and inviting, and at other points it’s a cold and personal account of what women and roots mean to someone. Her Too is a great introduction to the masses if they’re getting acquainted to SiR and his style. It shows just where the new member stands in the TDE family and what he can do on his own.