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Sy’Rai Releases New Single ‘On My Own’



Source: Rated R&B

Sy’Rai Smith, who is the daughter of famed icon singer, Brandy Norwood is following in her mother’s footsteps. The 20-year-old California native is stepping center stage and keeping her family’s legacy going. Today, she releases her debut single, “On My Own,” co-produced by Jared “ReezyTunez” Thorne and Keyz Bridgez and written by Eric Bellinger and herself.

With a vocal texture similar to her mom’s, Sy’Rai is heard singing over an intricate drum pattern, while expressing the transition from child to womanhood over the mid-tempo record. She’s taking her time while on this journey and is not rushing the process.

“Think I finally arrived / It was so far from luck / Greatness is up to me / And I’m making that choice / I’ve been taking my time / And I ain’t in a rush / I don’t wanna miss anything / It’ll cost me too much,” Sy’Rai sings.

“On My Own” is a title that Brandy seemingly manifested in a 2020 interview with Rated R&B when she touted their b7 collaboration “High Heels.” “She’s a beautiful talent. She’s coming into her own and I’m just here to support her in every way possible,” Brandy said.

“On My Own” is Sy’Rai’s lead single from her forthcoming debut EP, executive produced by Brandy, who also vocal produced every track.


In a recent interview with Ty Cole of BET, Sy’Rai went in-depth about the sound of the EP. “I’ve seen my mom in the studio all my life and I’m a perfectionist like her so it has to sound correct,” she said. “I stack like crazy – a lot of melodic, driven music because people like melodies. I have that Brandy sound that people try and get – I can do it and it’s in my genes to be like her. Not trying to be copied but people call me the ‘New Testament’ so people will be surprised by what I’m coming up with.”

Last year Sy’Rai teamed with Brandy for “Nothing Without You,” a duet that appeared on Disney+’s Cheaper By the Dozen soundtrack. Before that, as mentioned above, she joined Brandy on “High Heels” from Brandy’s acclaimed b7 album.

Sy’Rai recently was featured in MTV’s new docuseries, Family Legacy, which includes interviews with children of legacy musicians. The docuseries, which premiered on April 25, can be watched on Paramount+.

Stream Sy’Rai’s new song, “On My Own,” below.