Chin Injeti and daysormay wish they could Make You Understand where they’re coming from on their collaborative new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A chill and introspective journey through heartbreak, the new track as merely a chorus on TikTok and then blossomed into a beautiful collaboration, Injeti says. “I was in a precarious place at the time,” the Toronto songwriter and producer admits. “A relationship that was hanging by a thread was coming to an end. So I wrote the chorus and posted it on TikTok, and then my friends from daysormay sampled the chorus and wrote the rest of the song.”
Although it was hardly planned, the collaboration seemed like kismet. “We made the song in two different spaces and then later came together to complete the composition. Musically it’s like XTC meets Mike Dean, with some Kanye-isms. It felt organic and effortless.”
A prolific and restless creator, Injeti fuses nostalgic sounds from the ’80s and adds a modern flourish to create refreshingly innovative new music. Formerly known for fronting the Juno-winning Bass is Base, he has been releasing his own music independently, all while writing and producing for countless big-name artists.
With DJ Khalil, he’s written and produced songs for 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Drake, Clipse, P!nk and K’Naan. His work with Eminem and Lecrae won three Grammys, and he’s also earned nominations for Aloe Blacc’s Lift Your Spirit and P!nk’s The Truth About Love. He has also won SOCAN’s Songwriter of the Year Award, and enjoyed years of creating, touring and performing with the likes of The Fugees, The Roots, Jamiroquoi, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and more.
Further, Injeti has created and taught curriculum for Vancouver’s NIMBUS, been a featured speaker at TEDx discussing the healing properties of music and is long-recognized for his life’s work as an inspiration, teacher, mentor, leader, innovator, singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, collaborator, student, and influencer, with a star on Vancouver’s Walk of Fame.