New & Hottest Songs – May 2020 – Pt.48

Daniel Caesar Drops Off Lush Version Of “Cyanide”

Image via press release

Image via press release

Daniel Caesar slides through the Spotify studios for an updated take on “Cyanide.”

Last year, Daniel Caesar delivered one of the best r&b albums of the year in Case Study 101, which featured highlight tracks like “Superposition,” “Entropy,” and “Cyanide.” Today, Caesar has come through with a pair of releases, made possible as part of the Spotify Singles movement. While neither are technically new-new, he did come through with an updated take on “Cyanide” for the occasion. Where the original took its time, more of a slow burn as it were, this new version finds Daniel Caesar conducting a livelier pace.

Featuring the lush sound of a live jam session, the Spotify Session “Cyanide” is almost infectious, certainly a different energy than the Case Study variant. Don’t get it twisted, this isn’t a vastly different take on the song, but it’s certainly interesting to hear a quick-tempo version; the changes do give room for subtle changes in vocal delivery, providing Caesar with space to experiment freely with something pre-established. A fun time to be had for all involved. Check it out now, and sound off – which version do you like better?


I love dominantly
You make me weak, make me thirsty for release
Come compliment me
Then become my enemy

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