4.21.2010

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.

4 comments:

monkey10 said...

Only saw him play once, but he clearly has so much game...looks like a player out of Brazil...crazy athleticism and can dance on the ball...you can tell by the way he moves he has an eagerness to get his futbol out.

Anonymous said...

that song is awful. It appears as though this kid can ball, and tis a good thing because he can't sing/rap for shit.

scaryice said...

brilliant post!

Scio on said...

Here is a link to some music we are working on..

http://crushproofstudio.bandcamp.com/track/the-grudge