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Soul Train Awards 2022: SiR Ushers in a New Wave of Neo-Soul & R&B with These Buzz-Worthy Tracks

You can catch the rising singer at this year’s ceremony hosted by comedian Deon Cole

After quietly honing his songwriting skills while working as Tyrese Gibson’s engineer, the world was introduced to Sir Darryl Farris, simply known as SiR, in 2015 with the release of his debut album, Seven Sundays. The project features productions from well-known hip-hop, r&b, and soul producers, including  Knxwledge, Iman Omari, Chris Dave, and many more.

The project’s success captured the attention of Dave Free of Top Dawg Entertainment, who introduced him to the rest of the West Coast camp. Following the release of his second album in November 2018, the Inglewood native signed with RCA and Top Dawg Entertainment a year later.

SiR has been gradually gaining momentum thanks to his fresh take on neo-soul and r&b, and this year, he’ll be performing at the Soul Train Awards 2022 hosted by Deon Cole. Before then, check out the buzz-worthy tracks.

  • “Nothing Even Matters”

    SiR released the one-off single “Nothing Even Matters” last September. The singer initially teased the horn-heavy track on Instagram with a clip of him and his mother jamming to the then-unreleased song.

    In the caption, the singer revealed he knew the record would be a hit based on his mom’s “vibin to my next single says it all.”

  • “Ooh Nah Nah” Feat. Masego

    SiR and Masego co-wrote the 2017 “Ooh Nah Nah” track off his Her Too project. The single samples Timmy Thomas’ 1972 record “Why Can’t We Live Together.”  Listen may also remember the sample from Drake’s massive hit “Hotline Bling.”

    In the song, SiR sings a passionate night of lovemaking before Masego admits how shy but willing he is to explore a new relationship, finishing his verse with some soulful vocal acrobatics.

  • “D’Evils”

    The r&b crooner delivers a single for smoker fans with the release of “D’Evils” from his 2019 project, November. The Karena Evans-directed music video on YouTube, which finds Sir smoking a spliff in the Caribbean countryside, has been viewed over 19 million times since its posting on May 4, 2018.

    The Soul Train Awards 2022 premieres Saturday, November 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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