Any one that knows and loves soul music right now will know that SY SMITH is truly a great recording artist not just because her music is soul music based but because it simply its of the highest quality music . She appears to be flying below the radar in terms of her success, but I have been listening to snippets of her new album FAST and THE CURIOUS (HMMM Don’t I know that title for some where) I love the title though and safely report this appears to be her best yet to date with SY SMITH like so many quality artist will this will always be the case they just keep getting better with time. One of the first tracks that caught my eye was NIGHTS FEEL LIKE GETTING DOWN because I still remember hearing this killer song back in 1981 when British soul music artist Billy Ocean recorded it. On her new set SY is join by the brilliance\of recording artist RAHSAAN PATTERSON and both them burn up the speakers on ear phones as once again I’m remind just how good these two are ,this for me is just one of killer song s on the set . Listening to the title track FAST and THE CURIOUS had me raising my hands in praise of SY that just hit the spot and left wanting here more .PERSONAL PARADISE has a lovely dance feel to it and is so uplifting that your feet can’t resist tapping against the floor. FIND MY WAY is a dreamy track that is so soulful and breezy SY seems to leave me wanting to hit the replay button here before it’s done she also demonstrates just how strong vocally she is, excellent. LET THE RAIN FALL DOWN has that certain Latin dance vibe for me and again as she sings of the search to find real love like the rain falling down washing away here pain, so good. The next song is a cover of the late and great TEENA MARIE song LOVER GIRL this is an excellent cover and should have been given more airplay SY SMITH gave the song the SY SMITH vibe and made it her own TEENA would be proud .THE Ooh To My Aah is a demonstration of how her music just keeps growing and how colourful it is she appears to throw so much into it and it leaves you thinking wow! that so different and still so good. PRIMACY EFFECT conjured up images of AFRICA for me, and yet I don’t know why still SY smith is so excellent here again. Just when I thought she could get no better MESSAGES FROM THE STARS hits me upside the head and indeed the 80`s appear to be complete as some o the sounds her seem very 80`s to me and yet right up to date some how this soul brother is left gob smacked at just how good this album is . PEOPLE OF THE SUN again has a great bass line which wraps itself around SY`S great vocals as she points out that we should be coming together the more we know yet it appears the less we understand. This album you dare not miss I already have a feeling it’s going to be up there in my top 5 for this year. This most truly BUY BUY BUY! And I don’t say it lightly. If you want to here something heavy on the soul with a mixture of goodtime s and sexiness and hint of thoughtful vibes look no further SY SMITH new album FAST and THE CURIOUS.