The Yours Truly and adidas originals series Songs From Scratch continues to bring together artists, who on the face of it seem like a disparate pairing. On this latest collaboration, buzzing rapper GoldLink and bearded Australian singer/producer Chet Faker hook up for “On You.”
Unapologetic perfectionists, Chet and Goldlink are used to a healthy musical isolation-a fact that makes collaboration, or friendship, come as a surprise. Then, a guilty grin spreads across Chet’s bearded face, as he dishes details of a woman he’d just met in Vancouver. Goldlink leans in, he’s heard this story before, and told it a few times too. “We’re just bonding over that shared experience [of women] because you know- we all suffer,” Chet laughs. This moment– just two guys talking about a girl- cements their understanding and lays the foundation for their collaboration, a song about a girl.
Songs from Scratch has produced a number of excellent collaborations including Joey Bada$$ and Chuck Strangers and Kelela, Tink, and DJ Dahi, and now “On You” might just be the series’ best.
Stream the track and watch the behind-the-scenes video below.