Riff: SiR – “Something Foreign”

Dec 11, 2017

Tryna keep it humble in a world full of egos, gangsters and evils/Player in the game but I’m making my own rules/And I’m pulling up in something foreign, foreign/Yea, I’m pulling up in something foreign, foreign

from Something Foreign lyrics by SiR

Smokey, speakeasy vibes that settle a restless heart. The punchy breaks stitch itself upon the velvety piano licks, creating texture and contrast. It matches the fire and ice narrative between SiR and Schoolboy Q, who adopts a surprisingly mellow delivery. They’re both looking to carve out an avenue, finding home below the underground. SiR in particular is trying to keep a humble state of mind in a world full of demigods and hungry ghosts. He’s making his own rules and in the process coming up with something new and fresh; something foreign that the pop world hasn’t seen before. Q is an appropriate foil, he helps keep SiR grounded and together they make for the promised land.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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