On “S.L.Y.,” Sivion, Bavu Blakes, The ARE, and NickNack check in on their strong friends (each other). The result of their digital palavers is this syrupy and snappy jam that will lay the smackdown on lockdown.

The ARE’s production is fresher and funkier than fish wrapped in foil. The way that synths and percussion pops and drops will make you clap to this. Toe taps and finger snaps are included.

Sivion and Bavu Blakes know it’s all about the love as they drop healthy servings of home-cooked happiness and reflection.

In the first verse, Sivion confesses that he’s “guilty of a lot of things I had to unlearn.” Cancel culture be damned! Self-accountability is a superpower, and Sivion is Black Superman. On the closing verse, Bavu Blakes whips up some wicked wordplay with lines like “life moves in cycles, are you backpedaling?” Questions deserve answers, and we all need to know. You, most importantly.

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