Sir Sly - "High" (Singles Going Steady)

by PopMatters Staff

19 May 2017

Sir Sly’s “High” nails the mindset of many a millennial as the group sings about “wondering what peace would be like” -- drugs as a means of escape from this very specific wave of global turmoil.
 

Adriane Pontecorvo: The premise isn’t too groundbreaking: a group of young indie poppers with hip haircuts singing about getting high. What sets Sir Sly’s take on getting high apart from many others is how current it is. Sir Sly’s “High” nails the mindset of many a millennial as the group sings about “wondering what peace would be like”—drugs as a means of escape from this very specific wave of global turmoil. On top of that, the chorus is mind-blowingly catchy, the beats enticing. This is a social statement you can dance to, an escapist earworm and a party anthem for our times. [9/10]
  

Jedd Beaudoin: Strangely captivating. Grabs you from the first beat, holds you there the hold time. This is one of those songs that doesn’t try too hard and is better for it. I’ve heard similar stuff more often than I care to mention and yet I’d listen to this a few dozen times a week without flinching. [7/10]

Evan Sawdey: “It feels good to be runnin’ from the devil”—and it feels just as good putting on this effortless, gloriously fun little electro throb of a pop song. More please. [8/10]

SCORE: 8.00

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