R&B newcomer Inayah shares trailer for upcoming docuseries LEVELS. The trailer includes BTS moments with Doja Cat, T.I. and Maino. Her debut album S.O.L.A.R. is out now! STREAM IT HERE
Houston’s viral R&B sensation Inayah closes out 2019 with her debut album S.O.L.A.R. [Inayahlator Enterprises/EMPIRE], an acronym for Storytelling Over Lyrics and Rhymes. For the Houston native, who got her start creating jingles and viral cover videos, the narrative always comes first, and the beat follows. The 12-track album is a window into Inayah’s life, as she consistently weaves personal experiences into her music. Her 1.6 million Instagram followers (aka “Inayahlators”) connect to her no holds barred perspective on love lost and love found. Stream S.O.L.A.R. HERE.
Inayah’s debut album S.O.L.A.R. explores intimacy, heartbreak and everything in between with both vulnerable and resilient tracks including “Real Love” (produced by DJ Chose) and Tha Aristocrats-produced ballad “Best Thing,” which was inspired by a real heartbreak. In a Vibe exclusive Inayah shared, “I went into the lab and wrote [“Best Thing”] while I was ending a relationship that had a strong hold over me. I literally cried in the booth as I was singing it.” In contrast, Inayah’s playful, charismatic personality shines on “Suga Daddy,” produced by Micah who penned Sevyn Streeter and Chris Brown’s “It Won’t Stop”and Ella Mai’s “Shot Clock.”Refinery29 premiered the sultry “Suga Daddy” visual on ‘The Drop’ and highlighted Inayah’s catchy chorus, “Make a bitch come faster than Amazon Prime.” In addition, track #7 on the project—“N.A.S.” (N*ggas A’int Sh*t)—serves as the ultimate female anthem. The sassy, attitude-fueled bop, produced by Kartier, champions women banding together when liars and cheaters get caught creepin’. Bossip touted the single as a current day version of TLC’s “No Scrubs” classic.
View the full tracklist below and stream S.O.L.A.R. HERE.
In an exclusive video premiere, Vibe calls Inayah “a breath of fresh air in R&B thanks to her relatable lyrics and bubbly personality.” Inayah shares the motivation behind “Best Thing” stating, “The track was birthed from a realtime heartbreak. I went into the lab and wrote it while I was ending a relationship that had a strong hold over me. I literally cried in the booth as I was singing it. My hopes are that every woman or man that has been emotionally broken and taken for granted by a lover will feel comfort in knowing that leaving was the best thing they ever did for themselves.” View video HERE.
“Best Thing” was produced by Tha Aristocrats, with the visual directed by Michelle Parker. Inayah’s debut album S.O.L.A.R. [Inayahlator Enterprises/EMPIRE] is set to release December 13th.
Houston’s viral R&B songstress Inayah unveils her new sentimental ballad “Best Thing” and announces her debut albumS.O.L.A.R. (Storytelling Over Lyrics and Rhymes) out December 13th. Fans can pre-order S.O.L.A.R. [Inayahlator Enterprises/EMPIRE]
today and receive an instant download of “Best Thing” as well as previously released tracks “Suga Daddy” and “N.A.S.” HERE.
Inayah’s reflective lyrics on “Best Thing,” produced by Tha Aristocrats, highlight the struggle between vulnerability and resilience when it comes to heartbreak. She croons, “Gave you a space in my heart, but you ain’t fit” and later in the chorus, “So I walked out on ya, and it was the best thing I did for me.” Inayah consistently weaves personal experience into her musical storytelling to connect with her fans on a deeper level, and this single is no exception. Stream “Best Thing” HERE.