Choice Cut: Sy Smith takes us to "Camelot"

A few years ago, we named singer and songwriter Sy Smith as our Artist of the Year. It wasn't just because she may be - as the late JB would say - the hardest working woman in show business, but because she has spent a career always being uber-creative and true to her artistry, whether or not her muse was in sync with popular trends.

Sy's versatility was shown again recently, when she issued her critically acclaimed album, Sometimes a Rose Will Grow in Concrete, which we rated as "Highly Recommended." The album has already garnered international attention and two hits, with "Now or Later" and "Perspective."

A few years ago, we named singer and songwriter Sy Smith as our Artist of the Year. It wasn't just because she may be - as the late JB would say - the hardest working woman in show business, but because she has spent a career always being uber-creative and true to her artistry, whether or not her muse was in sync with popular trends.

Sy's versatility was shown again recently, when she issued her critically acclaimed album, Sometimes a Rose Will Grow in Concrete, which we rated as "Highly Recommended." The album has already garnered international attention and two hits, with "Now or Later" and "Perspective."

For her newest single, Sy takes us on a breezy musical ride, with a sound that harkens to the kind of engaging quiet storm jam that Minnie Riperton might have delivered back in the day. But "Camelot" is all Sy Smith. She wraps her voice around the sensual song and takes her listeners for a mystical ride. Sy tells us, “Whether one associates the word with King Arthur, the Broadway musical or the Kennedy era in American history, we all know that ‘Camelot’ is not a real place but a realm of a fairy tale. The same goes for the character in the song. She’s experiencing a relationship that only exists in her mind. Yet it’s very real to her and plays out beautifully as she envisions it. In real life, the man she is singing to and about has no idea…but as I sing, ‘it wants to take flight.’"

For those who haven't heard Sometimes A Rose Will Grow in Concrete, "Camelot" is another reminder that you've missed something special. But it's not too late. Check out our newest SoulTracks Choice Cut below (we have both the studio version and a "live" version), and then go check out the entire album. You'll be glad you did.

Sy Smith - "Camelot"

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