His debut for Will Saul's Simple label is deep house with a highlighter pen struck through "deep." The title track has some of the subtle UK garage flavours—muted vocal samples, high-stepping snares—that have coloured his recent releases on secretsundaze and Hypercolour, married to a more Detroit-inspired mood. There are also distinct jazzy overtones and splashes of acid as it plays out. If this sounds like a lot, the tightness of the arrangement keeps it from spilling over.
Things are far simpler on "Just Words," which quickly locks into a classic deep groove as hi-hats ebb and flow with a brief analogue synth phrase whirling around them. "You Don't" is kept interesting by a bassline that bumps and lurches woozily, and snares that lag half a second off-beat. Whether unwittingly or not, Smith pays homage to Larry Heard on the warm-fronted "You Tired," with its flecks of piano and lithe, old-school bass patterns.