As the anticipation for his forthcoming I Hate Me Too continues to grow, OnCue takes a step away from the album roll-out to drop off a new joint inspired by SZA’s “Supermodel.” Featuring Cuey’s raw, imperfect vocals, “Dear SZA, I Can Be Your Superhero” manages to capture an entire vibe, leaving listeners captivated as the CT-born and LA-based artist croons through the record while riding in the backseat of a car. It’s the type of track that sounds so good thanks to it’s unconventional sonic foundation, which is one of the major characteristics of OnCue that has helped him gain such a loyal fan base over the years. He’s not trying to win any singing competitions with his voice – it’s pure, unfiltered and rough around the edges, helping to envelope the entirety of the song in unadulterated authenticity.
Even when he’s just having fun and dropping something extra, OnCue is creating and releasing enthralling and engaging content. “Dear SZA, I Can Be Your Superhero” is a random loosie intended to fill the space between I Hate Me Too drops, but it works to showcase the ever-evolving sound, style and creativity Cuey brings to the table. The accompanying Colin Shepard-directed visual dances hand-in-hand with this “fill the space” sentiment, as the simplistic video lasts the length of a short car ride. Fans find themselves on the receiving end of something new while Cuey – literally and figuratively – moves from once place to the next. Despite it’s fun and simple essence, the latest from OnCue contains a depth of artistic expression and significance.
The pseudo cover of SZA’s single features production courtesy of Vally, who blankets OnCue’s delivery with emotive and subdued instrumentation. It’s airy, eerie and comforting all at once, allowing the emotion of Cuey to slowly rise and erupt to the surface.
While “Dear SZA, I Can Be Your Superhero” won’t be on the album, you can catch up on I Hate Me Too singles here.
Watch the video or stream the track via SoundCloud below.