Jaden Smith released his debut album SYRE (November 17th, 2017), a week after sharing a visual trailer.
The album, which took three years to make, gives listeners a glimpse into the creative mind of Jaden Smith. SYRE reintroduces him to the world as an artist and entertainer that can stand on his own.
The first song is split into four parts and spells out B-L-U-E. “When I listen to it all the way through, it brings tears to my eyes by the end of the song.”
In a conversation with Zane Lowe (Beats 1) earlier this week, Smith explained, “If you listen to BLUE, you’ll get the album. If somebody’s really curious, like, ‘Oh, Jaden’s releasing an album, what is it going to be like?’ Just put on the first song on the album and let it play.”
— Beats 1 (@Beats1) November 16, 2017
SYRE is Jaden’s middle name and in an interview with Complex via Yahoo, he explained why he decided to name his album after it: “SYRE really just came to me one day. I didn’t know what I was going to call the album, but one day it really really came. I don’t know what happened. It was like a switch—from one second to another, my whole life switched.
I realized that SYRE was the answer, what I had to move forward with. People love to just talk about me by name and say, “Oh, Jaden Smith this, Jaden Smith that.” It’s time for a new awakening and a new consciousness. Anybody who thinks they know me, this album is something completely different from what they think. So I’m excited.”
SYRE is available on ITunes
Stream it on Spotify below: