Over the span of December to March, Amir Obè dropped two projects — Happening In The Grey Area and Won’t Find Love In The Hills. He’d been silent since then, though (which is perfectly fine), until today.
The Detroit native unveils “No Peace,” a melodic tug-of-war between him and someone he loves. Airy synth chords paired with booming, tribal drums — with a brief sun-kissed reggae break — create the backdrop for Obè, who sings about hoping to get over, or at least reconcile, with someone who is causing themselves and Obè pain by being in a relationship together.
“It’s the back and forth of a tortured love,” Obè described the song to The FADER, who premiered the song. “A woman pulling me into her depths and unknowingly drowning me in the process. This is an expression of my suffocation.”
Listen to “No Peace” below.