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Syd: Missing Out Syd’s first solo release in almost four years, “Missing Out” is a mellow break-up ballad, full of elongated synths, crisp percussion and somber but silky vocals. Apart from the occasional glockenspiel-esque chime, the four-minute tune feels melancholy for the most part, but the chorus provides a welcome tinge of bravado. Steady Holiday: Sunny In The Making “Sunny In The Making,” the second …

Steady Holiday: Sunny In The Making

“Sunny In The Making,” the second track from Take The Corners Slowly by Steady Holiday (aka Dre Babinski), brims with optimism. Soaring synths and an empowering chorus carry the song, while the Isaac Ravishankara-directed video depicts Babinski in a wig, twirling her arms for a TikTok until she decides to dance on her own, out of the audience’s view. It’s “about embracing uncertainty, relinquishing what …