This week, crooner Arin Ray returns with the deluxe edition of his debut Platinum Fire album, unearthing three new tracks for our listening pleasure. In the new trio of selections, Ray has tapped on none other than Babyface for the assist on "Always."
All three of the new additions boast a particularly old-school vibe that especially shines on "Always" as the past and present of R&B's best mesh for a seductive joint that thoughtfully infuses the standard pillars of love and seduction into the mix.
The first iteration of Platinum Fire, Ray collaborated with more contemporary names such as YG, Ty Dolla $ign, and SiR among others, but this look alongside Babyface is a strong signal towards the restorative elements that form Arin Ray's sound,
It's a solid cut that plays in an effective role in closing out a stellar year for the singer as he most recently wrapped up Part 2 of his Platinum Fire headlining run before delivering on his latest output.
Girl, I broke your heart with conditions
I did it all in hopes that you'd listen (To me)
Now he don't need to be in your life
And truth is, girl, neither do I