By now, it’s no secret that we are big fans of Inglewood’s own SiR. He’s consistently shared his signature, smoky brand of R&B, and each time we inhale every ounce of it. After a surprise second visit to the COLORS platform for an a capella performance of “Wires In The Way,” he’s now snuck another surprise in with his cover of The Isley Brothers’ classic “Footsteps in the Dark.” The near-perfect track is left largely untouched as SiR gives what might just be his best vocal performance yet. With the original showcasing Ron Isley’s pristine falsetto, you don’t have to be a singer to know that this isn’t an easy song to sing. Still, SiR gives it his all and melts over the track like butter.
The Peter Da Silva-directed visual is the perfect complement, capturing SiR alone in the studio passionately performing the track. As he runs his fingers through his locs, there’s a look of distress as he checks his phone and it is clear something or someone is weighing heavily on his mind. With his music library open on his laptop, it’s as if his selection is the soundtrack to all he’s feeling and it shows. It’s simply a flawless and familiar capture, as we can all relate to music helping to channel our emotions when we don’t have the words.
SiR’s cover of “Footsteps in the Dark” is part of RCA Records’ Black Sounds Beautiful multimedia campaign in celebration of Black Music Month. Add the track to your collection and check out the rest of the playlist, which is said to “highlight music from RCA artists that move the culture – then and now.”