Kaytranada Features Mick Jenkings On ‘Gray Area’
Kaytranada’s Bubba is immaculate. The long-awaited sophomore album from the Canadian DJ and producer is packed with bangers, yet “Gray Area” featuring Mick Jenkins is a sure standout. The up-tempo dance track features a plucky bass line that sets the mood for the whole track. A ghostly synth permeates the instrumental as Mick uses a sing-song flow to maneuver around the percussions.
Jenkins goes in about a lover, a gorgeous woman who has caught his attention. Still, Jenkins is a timely man. He warns his lover that he won’t wait more than 15 minutes, because it’s all about timing. Mick experiments with his sound a little on this one. His voice is blanketed in heavy reverb and delay that gives his vocals a ghostly aura. Although Bubba is perfect from start to finish, “Gray Area” still stands out due to Jenkins style.
Talkin’ ’bout timin’
Wake up like five in the mornin’ ‘fore the sun come up
Shit ain’t always black and white, sometimes you gotta find a silver linin’
Hit me with the Clockwork Orange, I’ll dodge that bullet
Look, baby I was on time
I ain’t tryna wait more than fifteen minutes
If you got a J, add fifteen minutes
I was on the way, I was speedin’ just to get
Yeah, I stopped on a dime
If you talkin’ ’bout time
Wastin’ it should be a crime
Look, you ain’t gotta front, just say somethin’
Wearin’ sun shades in the night time
You ain’t gotta search for the right time
I already seen you from the front, you was curvy
Got the message and I’m operatin’ likewise
Like Drizzo while I’m puffin’ on the Percy
Little Dragon happened twice in my lifetime
Why you had to take it to the max when you swervin’?
But your clock wound up, you was perfect