Jaden Smith continues to blossom at the tender age of 19. Already tested musically with the release of This Is The Album, the young artist has tried his hand in modeling, design, acting, television production, and entrepreneurship, seemingly going from strength to strength. Following the recent releases of singles “Batman” and “Watch Me,” Jaden and Ezra Koenig’s Netflix original Neo Yokio hit platforms, proving to be a surprisingly self-aware and tongue-in-cheek series that already has the shape of a cult classic. Back on the musical side of life, Smith recently dropped off a six-minute preview for his upcoming album, Syre, a vignette-style trailer that reads about as stylish as the man himself.
The trailer previews songs including “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” “Icon,” and “George Jefferson,” presenting an interesting spectrum of bop-heavy tracks, melodic musings, and introspective pieces. “Fallen,” released just under a year ago, will feature on Syre and features a noteworthy Kid Cudi cosign. “Batman” and “Watch Me” also appear on the tracklist. Three attention-grabbing tracks, these singles will bracket Jaden’s new work.
A short three weeks out from the release date, the album looks to be a comprehensive and self-analytical offering a la Tyler, The Creator’s Scum Fuck, Flower Boy, on which Jaden featured, delivering an underrated hook on “Pothole.” Two of the most young creative forces around at the moment, Jaden and Tyler among the best when it comes to bringing concept to life; the exchange of ideas and continued collaboration between the two bodes well for Jaden’s album just as it did for Tyler’s.
Knowing the middle Smith child, the project will be fiercely Jaden Smith. He has successfully shaken off the shackles of “Will Smith’s son” and continues to grow into his larger-than-life persona.
Stream the trailer for Syre below and look out for the full album on November 17.