Pink Sweat$ Essentials

Apple Music R&B

Pink Sweat$ Essentials

Even at his most vulnerable, Pink Sweat$ sounds unshaken. The Philly singer/songwriter stretches the bounds of R&B with a quiet fearlessness, sliding into synth-funk in one moment, and acoustic strum in the next. Raised religious, he didn’t listen to secular music until he was well into his teens. As a result, the stripped-down, dreamy pop-soul of his early Volume EPs feels as fresh as his lyrics about love feel honest—both informed by a sense of real-time emotional growth. With a lush coo that swerves into flashy falsetto at a moment’s notice (see 2018’s utterly naked “Honesty”), Pink Sweat$ shares a comfy confidence with his namesake.