Already releasing a full LP this year with Coffee & Feels II, Smith Major is showing no signs of slowing down. This week he dropped his latest track “Let Go”, so if you need some pristine R&B songwriting in your life or your playlists, we’ve got something for you. Smith Major handling everything from the writing to the mixing, “Let Go” sees this promising young artist crafting the perfect R&B banger for your late-night drive.
Smith Major‘s production is polished, utilizing contrasting elements like distorted string samples and hard-hitting percussion to deliver a sound that evokes comparisons to artists like dvsn or PARTYNEXTDOOR. What sets Smith Major apart, however, is his energy and uncommon candor in his writing, as “Let Go” is a dejected and downtempo cut about the unfortunate end of a strained relationship. Even at his most vulnerable, Smith Major provides fans with relatable moments of tension with lines like “One thing I know, you should leave me alone / … I gave you all of me, / what more could you want?”. The vocal performance in “Let Go” is also far more dynamic than that of many of his peers – with his affinity for both singing and rapping being made apparent by the time the track reaches its conclusion. With a list of credits including artists like 808 Mafia and Internet Money – it seems like only a matter of time until Smith Major makes a big dent. Until then, it may be worth your while to check out this track before someone else recommends it to you. You won’t regret it.