Chris Grey tries to escape a toxic love in the lyric video for his single Reasons — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“I wrote Reasons as I was starting to realize I was in a relationship that wasn’t good for me,” the Canadian alt-R&B and pop artist shares. “I couldn’t imagine not being with her, but the relationship was making me miserable. This song captured the moment I was halfway leaning into the relationship, and halfway getting out of it.”
The single — one of six tracks on his newly minted EP Falling Apart — artistically bookends the beginning and end of the relationship. “The vocal sample you hear in the bridge and that plays throughout the track is from one of my old, unreleased songs. It was actually the first song I wrote about her, and Reasons was the last song I wrote while I was still with her…”
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, the Jamaican-Canadian producer, singer and songwriter was first drawn to producing music at age 11; he comes by the interest through his father, ‘80s-era DJ Ferno of Soul Sensation. Now, at 18, Grey holds a burgeoning portfolio, teeming with both award-winning photography and videography as well as impressive production and songwriting credits. He has worked with local indie acts and major-label artists, including 88Glam.
Collaboration may be intrinsic to the multi-faceted and multi-media artist’s creative process, but the honing of Grey’s solo sound is the evolution to keep an eye on: Falling Apart was entirely self-produced, written, recorded and mixed in his home studio.
Watch Reasons above, listen to Falling Apart below, and keep up with Chris Grey on his website, Twitter and Instagram.