R&B newcomer Syo returns with the release of his new EP called ‘Table Manners.’ The 9-track project delivers a collection of storytelling, in addition to combining infectious sounds with harmonious melodies. As one of the freshest voices in R&B, Syo has a story to tell and he aims to ascend to greater heights with his newest release.
‘Table Manners’ is a multi-layered project mainly centered around the idea of comparison and wanting what others have based solely on perception. Throughout the project, Syo compares the idea to looking at someone else’s plate and comparing who has what. He uses the concept of food as a metaphor for many different struggles. This project is about reflection and learning to appreciate what’s on your plate.
“My passion for music comes from a childhood need to be heard,” Syo explains. “My parents never listened to me as a kid. I would get whooped for expressing emotion or thoughts. I eventually began to write them letters to explain how I felt about everything. But those got thrown away. That left me with a constant need to be heard, to be understood. Music became natural, lyrics became vital.”
Syo stamps his unique style of R&B on each track. Drawing influences ranging from Lauryn Hill, Outkast, Sade, Kendrick Lamar, and Lil Wayne, Syo has a range of possibilities that don’t allow him to be kept in a box.
EP highlights include “Snack,” an intimate story of wanting more from the one you love, and “get you some,” which comes to terms with the theme of sacrifice. The project as a whole takes listeners through a rollercoaster of emotions. Check out his latest project below.