The Meaning Behind The Song: These Days by Zachary Sinutko and G-Slack
As a Music Technician, I have the privilege of listening to a wide range of music and discovering incredible talent. One song that has recently caught my attention is “These Days” by Zachary Sinutko and G-Slack. I remember stumbling upon this song at a friend’s house and being captivated when I heard it for the first time. The energy, lyrics, and overall vibe of the song instantly drew me in and left a lasting impression.
“These Days” is the hit single from Zachary Sinutko’s 2019 album, “Perfect.” The song features a fire music video by Kevin Z and powerful vocals by G-Slack. It’s refreshing to see artists taking control of their craft and producing their own music at home studios, as Zachary Sinutko did in Troy, Michigan.
The song opens with the line, “These days I don’t wanna split the money three ways, wanna cut the check to me so I can have a Green Day.” This line sets the tone for the song, highlighting the artists’ desire for success and financial independence. It reflects the drive and determination to make their mark in the music industry without compromising their artistic integrity.
Throughout the song, powerful and introspective lyrics are conveyed with confidence. Lines like “Man, I got some steak and shrimp chilling on my dinner plate, I’m number one and you’re like number nine, that’s what seven ate” showcase the artists’ self-assurance and belief in their talent. They refuse to be overshadowed or underestimated by those around them.
The chorus, “Damn cold bars but they hot, you n*ggas say slacker is a f*cking fake, but I’m not, put on the replay cause I wanna hear it a lot, and for the people in the back, you better get you a spot” highlights the artists’ resilience and determination to prove their worth. They are aware that their music may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they stand firm in their authenticity and refuse to be labeled as “fakes.”
As the song progresses, it delves into personal experiences and emotions. Lines such as “My bars will f*ck you up more than that liquor in your liver” and “I ain’t into you, only time I speak of you is when they ask who’s a b*tch in my interviews” showcase the artists’ unfiltered expressions of frustration and indifference towards critics and negative influences.
The song concludes with the repeated line, “They be nice to a young n*gga getting bread and see right to it that I’m getting in my bag, gotta sell drugs to do it, they don’t like it, call the Feds.” This line serves as a commentary on the challenges faced by young artists trying to make their mark. It highlights the perception that success often comes with sacrifices and risks, sometimes even resorting to questionable means to overcome obstacles.
“These Days” by Zachary Sinutko and G-Slack is a powerful and thought-provoking song that showcases the artists’ determination, authenticity, and resilience. It’s a reminder that success rarely comes easy, and the path to achieving one’s dreams may be paved with challenges and setbacks. However, it’s through these trials that true authenticity and self-discovery can be found.
I highly recommend giving “These Days” a listen and experiencing the raw talent and honesty that radiates from this song. It’s an anthem for all those who refuse to let anything or anyone stand in the way of their dreams.