We’re blissfully gliding through silky R&B soundscapes with fresh and refined single ‘Queen St’. This truly enchanting number is the brainchild of Canadian songstress Jayd Ink and SZA’s ‘Good Days’ producer Los Hendrix. One thing is for certain: the mastery is tangible!
Ink’s vocals are the star of the show – hypnotic, soft and sultry – they are paired with sumptuous instrumentation, illustrating assertiveness and confidence. Los Hendrix’s involvement really doesn’t go unnoticed. The decisive beat is an ode to the likes of D’Angelo, depicting a realm of iconic R&B goodness that should NEVER go out of fashion because it’s THAT good. The tasty guitar licks are addictive and memorable. Every element is personalised to Ink’s ripe vocal, crafted to perfectly enhance its every breathy tone and cadence.
“A few years ago I was feeling stuck, lost in my thoughts and unmotivated. I was in my head a lot about my life, my purpose and what’s next. I felt like I was stuck in Toronto, not being able to travel like I used to, had me feeling a bit stagnant. I used to go for drives in the night time to see the empty streets during the lockdown. “Queen street”, one of the busiest streets in Toronto, was now almost vacant. I thought – perfect… but this song went through many stages, it was first called “Stuck in Toronto” until I met the producer Los Hendrix in Los Angeles. He played this beautiful melody that I fell in love with. What I had before didn’t feel the same so I rewrote it and named it – Queen St. ”