Swae Lee has finally dropped “Someone Said”

Swae Lee has finally dropped "Someone Said"

 

Swae Lee has finally dropped his long-awaited new single “Someone Said,” fans have likely already heard “Someone Said” in some capacity, as the Rae Sremmurd vocalist has been actively previewing the moody banger on his Instagram Live. And given that it’s quite possibly the most original piece of music we’ve seen from Swae in a minute, it’s not entirely surprising.

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Building off the foundation that “Sicko Mode” built, Swae’s latest single moves away from the intricate arrangement of Travis Scott’s elaborate concoction and opts for a simple bass-driven arrangement — all packaged beautifully by the guiding hand of Mike WiLL Made-It.

There’s a general if the unspoken rule that any song with heavy bass elements is inherently fire; Drake’s “Nonstop,” Kendrick’s “King Kunta,” and Lil Wayne’s “Big Bad Wolf” come to mind. “Someone Said” is no exception, with its spooky groove the perfect counterpart to Swae’s ghostly falsetto. Where falsetto can sometimes feel clean, borderline angelic, Swae’s is raw and almost deliberately unrefined; it only serves to enhance his cavalier swagger and wandering sense of detachment.

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For those looking for a harder sound from Swae, “Someone Said” should serve as the remedy you seek. A bit too dark to truly guarantee itself a spot on summer playlists, expect this one to quietly reveal it’s staying power over time. If this is Swae Lee’s new direction, we’re all in for it. Check out the new single now, available in select international markets.

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Aaron Cole

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