Smudge aka Ryan Smith "Summer Flowers"
You may have heard that Kansas City starlet Ryan Smith does a bit of music on the side. The video above is for his latest track entitled "Summer Flowers", a breezy slice of UK R&B with a bit of a "Weak Become Heroes"-esque nostalgia about the lyrics. As for the visuals, we find the (cough, cough future USMNT) midfielder getting all sensitivo in a garden and on the mean streets of his childhood home, Mayville Estates (aka the non-gentrified bit of Islington, North London). And if you are wondering who's dishing out the assist on the hook it's Crystal Palace midfielder Neill Danns.
This is OK and I won't say anything to discourage the kid from gettin' his hustle on. I will say that I really hope to hear a nasty dubstep remix of this in the future, perhaps something by Nero or Jamie XX. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to have a glass of Pimm's and listen to some MJ Cole, my own personal soul-tinged, English Summer nostalgia trip.