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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