‘Figure It Out’ by Sage Harris
Toronto R&B singer Sage Harris made waves earlier this spring with the drop of his highly anticipated sophomore EP, ‘Figure It Out.’
Following his critically lauded debut EP Prince Hills, Harris commits to raising the bar and continues to push his work while keeping it breezy and fun. Since he first started singing at the young age of five, Harris found himself growing up listening to legends such as Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Luther Vandross, Keyshia Cole and more – all which have been major influences to Harris’ career today.
Starting off the EP strong is “Tell Somebody,” featuring Kap G and Canadian rapper Preme. This track was the second single to this project and was paired with the visualizer treatment. “Tell Somebody” describes a love so good that you can’t keep it a secret. Following up is the title-track, ‘Figure It Out,’ a sultry vibe that keeps you engaged all throughout. Directed by Harris himself, the ‘Figure It Out’ music video offers that classic early 2000’s-type choreography that I’ve missed so much.
The third track, ‘Love In Atlanta’ featuring Kap G is an easy listen while ‘Rather Be’ might get you stepping up the choreo. ‘Let Me Know’ – the leading single featuring the iconic Jagged Edge is as tough as the first time I streamed it. A modern take on Jagged Edge’s hit “Where the Party At” (feat. Nelly), Harris stays keeping the classics fresh.
Closing out this 6-track EP, ‘Staking/Best Kept Secret’ – Harris offers a bouncy R&B banger while singing on the struggles of dealing with a low-key love, with lyrics like “this ain’t no vacation, I’m patient. Yeah I’m steady staking, I’m vacant. Time to get me out this basement.”
“Figure It Out is… a feel-good R&B pick-me-up”
Across the board, Harris oozes charm and enthusiasm on this project. With leading songs like “Tell Somebody,” “Figure It Out” and “Let Me Know” – all while enlisting artists such as Kap G, Preme and R&B legends Jagged Edge, the Toronto native makes his mark this year on the Northern R&B landscape. Whenever you need a feel-good R&B pick-me-up, Sage Harris’ latest EP will not disappoint. ‘Figure It Out’ earns itself a 4/5.