HomageCollage: Sy Smith, “Psykosoul”

🔊💜Today, April 4, 2000, Sy Smith released her first studio album “Psykosoul.’ This album has the contemporary soul hit ‘Gladly,’ which went to no. 79 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. The album “Psykosoul Plus,” the Deluxe version of “Psykosoul,” has four tracks starred on Apple Music as fan favorites: ‘Deep Sleep (Axis…

Music Birthday: Sy Smith

🔊🥳Today, February 18, 1974, Sy Smith-Peterson was born Syretha Olivia Smith in New York City, NY. In 2009, Smith was nominated for an LA Weekly Music Award for Best Contemporary Blues/R&B Artist. The year prior, she released her third studio album “Conflict,” which spawned the Ty Macklin-produced song ‘Fly Away With Me.’ This R&B song…

HomageCollage: Sy Smith, “Sometimes a Rose Will Grow in Concrete”

🔊💜Today, February 16, 2018, Sy Smith released her fifth studio album “Sometimes a Rose Will Grow in Concrete.” This album was released just two days before Smith’s birthday, and it’s acclaim became a great gift. Standout tracks on “Sometimes a Rose Will Grow in Concrete” are ‘Perspective,’ ‘Camelot,’ and ‘Can’t Get Over You.’ Sy Smith…

HomageCollage: Sy Smith, ‘Gladly’

🔊💜Today, January 14, 2000, Sy Smith’s ‘Gladly’ peaked at no. 79 on the US Hot 100. This catchy song comes from Smith’s debut studio album “Psykosoul”—which was released in April 2000, and then re-released as “Psykosoul Plus” in 2005. Sy Smith is the Queen of Underground Soul Music, and she’s provided backing vocals for music…