Kahlil blu’s “Call Me” is what I’d play on repeat while driving around at night thinking about my crush. Heartbeat-steady drums and flute whispers lay the setting for blu’s lovelorn admission: “Told you that I love you, you’re the apple of my eye. If you leave, I will die.” Atop a rush of bright piano keys and London singer Ama’s syrupy-sounding hook, we find out blu’s love just wants him to pick up the phone and call.
“The song is about unrequited love for a girl I sort of still like now,” the Harlem artist told The FADER over email. “Smorez and Ama really brought what was in my head to fruition. The drums and chords just mesh well, and the colors are amazing.”
Listen to the song below, and be on the lookout for Kahlil blu’s Lonely mini album, out this spring.