Self proclaimed Bay Area Princess sftshwty teams up with Lil Gohan to bring us “Pockets.” On the surface, the song sounds like your typical pluggnb song, but sftshwty’s vocals fit so well in the reverbed out dreamy state of most pluggnb songs. The chorus is catchy, and Lil Gohan flows beautifully through the verse.
The song actually hits pretty well and if you follow sftshwty online, you know its fits perfectly into her bedroom aesthetic. My main gripe with this song sits with the mix in that the 808’s seem to clip through over everything else to the point it’s almost distorting. This is actually a problem I see with most pluggnb producers so I can’t put all the weight on sftshwty and Gohan. That said, that one factor keeps me from having this become a mainstay in any playlists I make.
I’ve been following sftshwty for a while and it’s interesting to see her development as an artist. From her earlier songs to now the quality in not only content but also performance has improved dramatically. Peep the song out below and if you like what you hear, be sure to follow sftshwty. Hopefully this isn’t the last we hear of her.