Inayah has a knack for telling down-to-earth, round-the-way stories about love and making songs that emotionally resonate with R&B lovers. While we had a big laugh at her song, “Sugar Daddy,” we couldn’t deny she was telling the truth. Now the singer, songwriter and new mommy continues to give us what we need with her latest single, “What Are We?”
On “What Are We?” Inayah is asking the important questions about her relationship – or lack thereof – with the man who she’s been spending quality time with. Are they just sleeping together? Are they just glorified friends with benefits? Are they going to build a future together? Whatever the case may be, Inayah is unphased; she just wants to keep it 100. Sultry production courtesy of Harmony Samuels underscores her lyrics and vocals with a melodic combination of percussion, bass and flute.
Inayah has also blessed us with a music video for the track. In the clip, she plays a glamourous, retro jazz singer, which seems so appropriate for the songstress who can move between drama and comedy in the same note. Backstage, she’s asking her man to give her the 411 on their situationship status. Instead of giving her a straight answer, though, he says that it would be too hard to make her understand and that she knows how he feels about her. His gaslighting is cute, but Inayah ain’t one for the games and sends old boy to sit in the audience. She gets her thoughts and feelings together before moving to the stage and posing the question as a song, looking regal and sexy in her sparkly gown. She spots her man flirting with other women and acting single, so she steps down off the stage to sit at his table and sing to him directly in case he was confused.
Inayah has been making some serious music moves over the last few months, and she hasn’t missed a step. We look forward to her full album dropping later this year.