After producing Torii Wolf's debut album Flow Riiot, DJ Premier has reunited with the talented Los Angeles singer-songwriter on "Silent Crow."
As a part of Amazon's Valentine's Day-themed "Love Me" and "Love Me Not" original playlists, the song—which Complex is proud to premiere—features poetic relationship-centric lyrics from Wolf over Premier's bright pianos and funky drums.
"‘Silent Crow’ has a very deep and haunting feel for me," Wolf tells Complex. "The feeling of being so in love but feeling the death of the relationship on his way to take you from the home you’ve built. Sometimes true love isn’t enough to live on. Special ingredients in the recipe can be hard to measure. Doesn’t always turn out how you wanted it to taste. That’s not always a bad thing either."
Speaking on the pair's easy collaborative relationship, Premier adds, "As soon as the concept was presented to us, I knew that Torii could perfectly write to whatever I brought musically. The first thing for me was to bring a funky drum break to play all live sounds. When I played the swooping hawk type sound, Torii said that it immediately reminded her of crows but in a dark relationship form. That's when I decided to switch the groove to a love segment with my pianos so that it had the 'love me, love me not' theme. She did exactly what I was hoping for vocally to make it all come together. It is already one of my favorite songs ever."
You can check out "Silent Crow" on SoundCloud below. Amazon's full "Love Me" and "Love Me Not" playlists (which provides a soundtrack for both the lovers and the haters on Valentine's Day) will be available in full on Feb. 9 via Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music.