Song of the Week - 'Smart Aleck Kill' - SG Lewis ft. Col3trane
The 28th song of the week goes to the beautifully produced 'Smart Aleck Kill' by SG Lewis, with vocals from Col3trane! SG Lewis has been featured on SA before, and fans of his will be the first to point out the wide range of skills he possesses. SG Lewis has teamed up in the past with acts like Gallant, JP Cooper, RAY BLK, and Toulouse, just to name a few. Meanwhile, Col3trane has just this and one other song available on Apple Music, and is just getting started in the industry - as evidenced by his minimal twitter following. Get in on the train before it leaves the station folks!
The song's production is bubbly, and jumps from a sultry, classic R&B vibe to a wide-eyed, groovy bass line that will leave everyone in the room either in shock of what's happening, or head bobbing fiercely. It's spine tingling good. The London singer's vocals pair perfectly with the beat, twisting and turning through lyrics aimed at a significant other who just won't stop spreading rumors. Col3trane writes: "You think you know it all / You little girl, you're so thoughtless / Running around and you talk shit\ / I ain't never know what you're thinking / And you don't know what you started / You always seem on a mission." As you work through the tightly packed R&B production, you can groove along to the beat, allow yourself to sink into the deeper meaning of the lyrics and a possible connection to Raymond Chandlers' Smart-Aleck Kill short story, or contemplate what it is you are craving for lunch today.
Over the next 2 weeks Sonically Awkward is going to be pretty busy. The Songs of Summer Contributor series is coming soon - this would be a great time to consider becoming a Contributor, or feel free to submit a track or two for us to go through. Remember to follow @SonicallyAwk on Twitter and stay tuned for the giveaway!