“Don’t wait, baby/ Don’t play it safe…“
The Cassie comeback has proven to be quite the welcome surprise this year with the release of her G-Eazy-assisted throb “Love A Loser,” “Obvious” with Eden Prince, and now this week’s pre-Christmas treat: “Don’t Play It Safe” produced by Kaytranada, the talented producer who provided us with one of 2016’s very Best Albums, among dozens of other alt-R&B masterpieces.
Far from being trend-hop radio bait, the slow-burning seduction is more like something you’d hear on a Kaytranada project (naturally), or perhaps even a Jessie Ware or Tinashe record. The inviting, sensual R&B production makes for some major late night baby makin’ mood music, and Cassie‘s icy and soothing reassurances provide the gentlest little touches along the way.
“Don’t wait, baby/ Don’t play it safe/ Go take the reins/ Show me some things, yeah,” Cassie declares. “Don’t wait, baby/ Don’t play it safe/ Go take the reins/ Show me some things.” It’s an unexpected delight that provides further evidence that Cassie is here to serve us nothing but top-notch R&B gems. Listen below…
“Don’t Play It Safe” by Cassie is also available on Apple Music now!