Arin Ray and Kehlani make one hell of a team. The longtime friends and artists each carved their own lanes in R&B, and now they have finally united their creative energy into the ultra-smooth bop “Change.” Exploring the changes that occur in a relationship over time, Arin and Kehlani belt out harmonious note after harmonious note over shimmering vocal-synths and thick basslines. As the song develops, we get the duo musing over their doubts with the repeated mantra “Should I leave? Should I stay? Should I go?” The transition into the rap break, with each artist trading short verses, paints a lyrical picture of reconciliation and overcoming the past heartbreak. The chorus’s return, followed by the outro “I keep going through circles, circles all-around” highlights our couple’s plight: no matter what they do, they keep repeating the cycle. Wake up, break up, makeup, and begin again.
The post-hiatus return from Arin ray is looking as strong as can be with the release of “Change,” and anyone in need of new jams needs to keep their eyes peeled for new material.
Stream “Change” by Arin Ray & Kehlani:
Last week they also released the visuals to the single.
Watch the video to “Change” featuring Arin Ray & Kehlani below: