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Jaden Smith Reveals Surprise 'SYRE' Project on Instagram

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Jaden Smith attends Louis Vuitton 2017 Cruise Collection at MAC Niter on May 28, 2016 in Niteroi, Brazil.

After a series of textbook-Jaden-Smith tweets, the singer/actor has revealed a host of teasers for his new SYRE project on Instagram. On Oct. 21 and Oct. 24, Smith cryptically tweeted "More Is Coming, I Promise I Won't Let You Down," and "I'm Coming For Everyone," which hardly gave away anything about the upcoming news, other than Smith's mention of the phrase "SYRE" in tweets that teased the surprise. 

Late on Tuesday night (Oct. 24), Smith finally unveiled the secret, tweeting, "I Cordially Invite You To Visit SYRE Land Via My Instagram. 3 Years In The Making Thank You #LongLiveSyre"

Smith posted twelve visuals, including seven videos, to Instagram, forming the project's artwork when the thumbnails are viewed together. Similar to the artwork of his 2017 single "Batman," Smith is back on a hilltop with a gorgeous pink-purple sunset behind him. 

The center post is a video captioned, "The Syre Movie Trailer. Score By Ricky Eat Acid," and the other six videos are song teasers that conclude with title cards featuring the track names. 

The Syre Movie Trailer. Score By Ricky Eat Acid @rickyeatacidx Saved My Life

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The last two tracks posted, "The Passion" and "Lost Boy," are captioned with the date Nov. 17, the expected release date for the entire project.

 

Lost Boy. November 17th. -SYRE

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Six tracks are posted in total, including titles "I Don't Wanna Cry," "Jimi Hendrix," and "Icon." One track, "George Jefferson" makes reference to Billboard in the lyrics. Smith raps, "I just talked to Billboard records/ They said I'm phenomenal." Fair. 

 

GEORGE JEFF

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Apart from the video clips, a portrait of Smith, overlaid in text, is hidden in a photoset by an all-pink cover photo. The text reads, "SYRE, the story of a boy who chased the sunset till it chased him, never quite sure about his placement in this pink world or why nothing ever made sense, all he knew is everyday he woke up bleeding with amnesia and a case of new memories that he had tendencies to mistake for fiction." 

 

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Head over to Jaden Smith's Instagram, @c.syresmith, to dig through all the new SYRE teasers.