The weekend may start for you the second you hit play on Arin Ray’s “Communication” track. Ray, a rising artist from Cincinnati, got with DRAM for the pop-leaning R&B track. The song definitely works to get a little two-stepping started, but it’s also an example of the skillful songwriting that had Ray writing for acts like Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and Jason Derulo.
Ray is ready to step out on his own, and “Communication” is a strong follow-up to his YG-featuring “We Ain’t Homies” song released last December. DRAM channels the iconic Marvin Gaye for his portion of the track, interpolating “I Want You” over the sparse, lively drums. “I can move a little slowly/slower than usual so you know I’m cool,” DRAM sings.
We already knew that about DRAM – and Ray – midway through the song. You can stream “Communication” below or listen at your choice of streaming services here.