Toronto crooner Tory Lanez just entered his bid to compete with The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” for song of the summer honors. “Say It,” a supposed single off his forthcoming debut album, channels the beat and soulful, choral hook of Brownstone’s “If You Love Me” (1994) The original production, composed by Dave “Jam” Hall and supplied a fresh sheen, coalesces nicely with the added bass line and suspended keys.
“Say It” also celebrates his newly announced signing with Benny Blanco’s Mad Love/Interscope imprint. Blanco has produced or written for pretty much everyone who regularly appears at the top of the charts, from Wiz Khalifa to Katy Perry. Tory’s goal of pop domination has never been clearer, and, with songs like this, it’s an ascent we wouldn’t mind seeing.
Listen to the infectious record below, and check out Lanez’s recent Cruel Intentions EP with WEDIDIT producers here.
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