Hear Kelela and Tink Join Forces on Bubbly R&B Flirtation ‘Want It’
Los Angeles and Chicago singers craft a percolating jam from scratch with producer DJ Dahi
Two artists whose stars on the rise have crossed paths. Figures their meeting would lead to a love triangle. “Want It” pairs Los Angeles-based R&B adventurer Kelela with Chicago rapper-singer Tink for the Yours Truly team’s “Songs From Scratch” series. Producer DJ Dahi gives them a gently bubbling instrumental bed, and the two trade silky harmonies (plus a gritty rap verse from Tink) as they try to break down the defenses of a lover who already has another woman. Watch the making-of video above, and listen to the track below. For more, check out SPIN’s Kelela feature and our review of Tink’s Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours.
Kelela played SPIN’s SXSW day party at House of Vans: