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Jaden Smith releases new EP on Instagram

By | Published on Monday 9 July 2018

Jaden Smith

If you’ve been wondering who the hell would be interested in Instagram’s new IGTV video feature, maybe this will swing it for you: Jaden Smith has just released a new EP through it. No? Ah, you people are never happy.

Coinciding with Smith’s 20th birthday, the five track release – titled ‘Syre: The Electric Album’ – is available exclusively on Instagram. It features “electric” versions of five tracks from last year’s ‘Syre’ album, the original version of which had enough tracks to actually be titled an album, even though it wasn’t.

Here’s one of the new tracks, ‘B (Electric)’:

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Instagram recently launched IGTV, which allows users to post videos of up to an hour in length, as opposed to the single minute allowed on profiles. I’m not sure who asked for that. Mainly it just seems to add an annoying orange bar to the app that you have to train your brain to ignore.

Still, it seems that not everyone is quite so down on it all. While Smith has put out a full release via the platform, Zayn Malik has also started releasing covers through it. The former One Directioner has just unleashed a cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’, to go with a recent take on Beyonce’s ‘Me, Myself And I’.