Arin Ray continues to bring the R&B fire on “Change,” a soulful duet with Kehlani.
The nostalgic track pays homage to ’90s R&B. Over a sample of 112’s “Only You,” the Cincinnati crooner sings about a breakup that ends with a makeup. “‘Cause thinking of you, it’s all I do / Honestly, I might go insane,” he sings. “‘Cause when we break up, can’t wait to make up / Girl, you know some things will never change.”
Kehlani reflects on their evolving relationship: “I been around for years / Back when everything was slow / You a superstar now / I always told you you would blow.”
The two were friends prior to collaborating. “I’ve known Kehlani for some years now,” said Arin. “I’ve always admired her as an artist and even more as a friend. I feel like we’ve got one with this record for sure.”
Taking to Instagram, Kehlani called it her “favorite collaboration I’ve done in a long time,” adding, “i fuckin love this song. glad we finally did this. real friends real love.”
A video for “Change” has been shot and is expected to debut soon. In December 2018, Arin released a deluxe edition of his debut album Platinum Fire featuring the standout tracks “Roses” and “Reckless.”