I have reviewed and featured SIR SLY several times over the past year and it’s been interesting to hear how their music has shown me a bit more of who they are as musicians as time goes by. Last week they attempted to peel back more layers with the release of their latest track “Miracle”, but it feels a lot like more of the same. It really took me a lot longer to get into this time around which surprises me somewhat. In essence, it’s a somber type song that pulls together some of their best elements from their earlier releases that I really enjoy. But unlike the emotion and vulnerability exuding from “Ghost” and the energy and passion behind “Gold”, “Miracle” seems to be missing something. It just doesn’t grab me in the same way the deeply unique synth warbles of “Where I’m Going” do. Don’t get me wrong, “Miracles” has that same great SIR SLY sound I have become a big fan of and the guitar playing in the middle of this track adds a refreshing new element to listen to. Even so, they have set the bar so high that this song feels like a musical step sideways for the band to me. And that sidestep is still really good. SIR SLY is gearing up for a fall U.S. tour so check them out if you get a chance. The dates and a free download of “Miracles” is available on their Facebook page link below!