An artist’s first single is one that can set them up for greatness or failure. In the case of Shrae’s “A Game for Two,” the singer seemingly sets herself up for greatness. By paying homage to neo-soul and jazz greats while also employing a sound that’s as contemporary as it is vintage, she makes a great song that’s easy to vibe with.
The song has a bit of a personal experience intertwined within it, specifically how she doesn’t “resonate with the Gen Z ideology and concept of dating and relationships.” As a millennial, I have to agree with that sentiment. However, it isn’t just damning the Gen Z mindset. Instead, “A Game for Two” is also a beautiful track that deals with love and the like in the age of a multitude of dating apps. The way that Shrae uses scat singing in the end of the track is also a refreshing throwback as well.
Check out the song below and do the thing: remember to support dope music in all its forms.