We don’t know about y’all, but we can’t wait to see 2020 go the way of the dodo at the end of this week. But we’re not ending the year with negativity. Instead, we’re embracing the mantra of our girl Sy Smith and her sunny outlook on life. The songstress has even put that outlook to song with her latest single, a modern take on the jazz standard “Feeling Good.”
The song, perhaps most known today thanks to Nina Simone‘s dynamite 1965 cover, is one that always gives us a pep thanks to its affirming lyrics and jazzy swagger. However, if you know one thing about Sy, you know that she’s never going to do something in a way we’ve heard before. To that effect, she enlists DominiqueXavier to help her bring the song into the modern day. The two inject the song with a neo-soul aesthetic while still keeping its jazzy swing in the mix. The switch up, which drops the refrain “and I’m feeling good” until the song’s close, gives the affair a kinetic energy that allows you to dance your cares away as you invite the positive into the coming year and embrace the joy of living.
With the way this year turned out, we could all do well to carry some positive vibes into 2021. We suggest you start by listening to the latest from Sy Smith and then picking up your own copy of the track to put on your New Year’s Eve playlist.