Syd's Outtake "Treading Water" Is Better Than Your Fave's Lead Single

Blame Big Sean for this being cut from 'Fin.'
March 27, 2017, 7:50pm

Syd's debut solo album Fin goes stupid hard partially because it has no fat. It's 37 minutes of limber throwback-ish R&B and nothing more. Still, a new outtake shared by Syd after announcing it on Twitter makes you think that maybe just one more song wouldn't have hurt. "Treading Water" rides an impeccable jazz-funk beat by Internet member and regular collaborator Steve Lacy (and Ronald "Flip" Colson) that you may recognize from Big Sean and Jhené Aiko's "Selfish," off their weird tabloid-bait concept album TWENTY88. You can listen to Syd truly do this beat justice below.

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