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Compton singer-songwriter Gemaine and super-producer Charlie Heat (Kayne West, Lil Uzi Vert, Madonna, Kehlani) released the lead single “No Questions” from their collaborative forthcoming album ‘New Jack City,’ set to release this Spring.
Alongside a compelling music video, “No Questions” showcases Gemaine’s soothing and rich voice with intimate lyrics reminiscent of traditional R&B ballads. The instrumentation starts with minimalistic production allowing Gemaine’s vocals to take center, before opening with scintillating keys and mellow percussion.
“I was inspired to write ‘No Questions’ by a tweet that I saw from Issa Rae. She mentioned she was listening to Mint Condition’s “Breaking My Heart” and said she wished men today would be more like the R&B singers from the past. She was bringing attention to the fact that loving a woman used to be cool. It inspired me to make a record that had a similar energy but with a modern sound. I wrote this song to remind men that there’s nothing wrong with being soft-spoken and romantic with your girl.”
The new song follows Gemaine’s ‘Lefty EP‘ released in 2020. On the upcoming collaboration project ‘New Jack City‘, Gemaine works with in-house production partners Ymtk and DJ Charlie Heat; the latter serves as executive producer and boasts credentials with Ye, Lil Uzi Vert, Kehlani, Da Baby, Madonna and more. Both formidable artists in their own right, the producers possess the innate ability to match Gemaine’s vision and high standard of artistic execution –– a phenomenon he suggests is anomalous in his experience.
Check out Gemaine’s Charlie-Heat produced single “No Questions” above and let us know what you think!