Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Queen Naija teams up with rap giant and fellow Detroit native Big Sean for her new single “Hate Our Love.”
Produced by frequent collaborator Mike Woods, “Hate Our Love” takes its cue from Bobby Glenn’s 1976 classic “Sounds Like a Love Song,” which popularized JAY-Z’s Grammy-nominated staple “Song Cry,” in 2002.
With flipping and modernizing samples becoming an approach Naija is fast becoming known for, she uses it to construct a song inspired by true events.
Naija offers an emotional vocal about people wishing failure within her relationship, skimming over rumors floating out there.
Though she doesn’t understand why they exist, she won’t let the constant public scrutiny deteriorate a love that can only grow stronger.
Big Sean balances “Hate Our Love” by rapping honestly about a relationship.
“Hate Our Love” is Queen Naija’s first solo release since the reissue of her successful debut album, Missunderstood. The deluxe version had appearances by Wale, J.I Prince of NY., and Ari Lennox, who starred on its lead-off “Set Him Up.”
Naija’s new single is also the start of a journey leading to her untitled sophomore album.
Right before the one-year anniversary of Missunderstood last fall, Naija released the visual to the song “I’m Her,” featuring Kiana Ledé.
Ahead of releasing the mentioned music video, two tracks, “Butterflies Pt. 2” and “Lie To Me,” featuring Lil Durk) from the project were certified gold.
She also appeared in Ar’Mon and Trey’s “Chanel” video and on Hitmaka’s new song “Quickie” with Ty Dolla $ign.
Listen to Queen Naija’s new song “Hate Our Love” below.