Smooth Ends’ ‘Be A Man’ is an outstanding production that combines indie pop with hints of funk. The song presents a great example of their own peculiar style, a style featuring groovy basslines backed up by sharp guitar riffs, with an engaging, smooth vocal performance. The product is highly polished so that each aspect of the song comes through and so that the whole is cohesive and captivating to listen to. Lyrically, ‘Be A Man’ has a thoughtful, contemporary feel and examines topics of identity and self-assertion. It is impressive how the band can come up with songs that are both rich in music and rich in lyrics; as not only are ‘Be A Man’ a pleasure to listen to, they also made me think. This track is proof positive of the talent of Smooth Ends and their ability to construct music that speaks to you, to your soul as well as to your head.