Syd is on some neo-futuristic-soul-la-di-da-skateboard-punk-hip-hop-laid-back vibe/ish with this first solo album Fin. Perfect for an insomniac session of daydreaming in the wee hours or coming down from hard day’s work. When you listen for the first time and then the album finishes, you have to go back and play it again because it feels like addictive ephemera that you must try and capture again, leaving you feeling like a dazed space oddity.
The album conjures whiffs of Janet, the Pharcyde “Passin’ Me By” period, Aaliyah/Timbaland, Bahamadia, Kelis and 80s Ready for the World ballads…not bad company for the Southern Cali young’un. After listening to Fin twice, I had the urge to listen to Meshell Ndegeocello’s Comfort Woman. Hmm.