High by Sir Sly (cool name) will be the last 2018 Song Of The Day in the current-hit cat­e­go­ry. The usu­al thing: I heard it on the car ra­dio and it sound­ed good and then kept sound­ing good even on heavy ro­ta­tion. While there’s a se­ri­ous prob­lem with this work, it’s still a mas­ter­ful piece of song­writ­ing.

Sir Sly

Did I say there was a prob­lem? Wel­l, yeah… as the ti­tle might sug­gest, it’s to­tal­ly about get­ting all whacked out on drugs, and I’m think­ing not just nice whole­some herb ei­ther. But I kind of sus­pect that my read­er­ship here is lack­ing in im­pres­sion­able young folk who will be driv­en to a life of dis­so­lu­tion by a sin­gle pop song, and I’m pret­ty sure that a few of you are in the Been There Done That cam­p, and might ac­tu­al­ly be amused.

It’s a tune­ful tune with amus­ing lyrics and a re­al­ly super-clever ar­range­men­t, the kind that’ll have you danc­ing in your seat as you drive along: It feels good to be run­ning from the dev­il / Another breath and I'm up an­oth­er lev­el / It feels good to be up above the clouds / It feels good for the first time in a long time now

As for Sir Sly, they’re from LA, they’re young, they seem to care about their pre­sen­ta­tion, if they put out a few more good songs over the years they might even­tu­al­ly be in­ter­est­ing.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Ama­zon, iTunes, Spo­ti­fy. Here’s a pret­ty sharp live per­for­mance from Coachel­la.

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