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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // May 21, 2021
Souly Had really had no idea that a cover of “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse would lead to a promising music career years later. A self-taught guitar, piano, and bass player that can waver between practically every genre known to mankind, Souly Had is constantly breaking boundaries and attracting thousands of new followers along the way. Ahead of his forthcoming EP, D.R.U.G.S. due this summer, Souly Had is holding us over with his contagious new single, “DRUGS.”
Toxic relationships seem to be a concept most of us have faced at one point or another, and Souly Had reveals that he’s not exempt from this draining experience in “DRUGS.” Drizzled with pulsating beats and moody guitars, “DRUGS” incorporates the very best of hip hop and R&B, which is a technique this tenacious New Yorker executes perfectly. By the end of this bouncy track, we can’t help but hit replay and sing along to Souly Had’s pensive lyricism.
On “DRUGS,” Souly Had explained,
“This single compares a relationship to addictive substances. The first verse explores each persons’ faults and dives deep into a specific situation pushing further into the most negative aspects of the relationship. The second verse is the flip side by going back in time to the honeymoon phase and the beginning of this addictive relationship, foreshadowing the worst to come.”