The original track appears on Sinclair’s recent project, No Longer in the Suburbs, released in May.
“This new ‘Open’ remix for me was about collaborating with two of my favorite up-and-coming artists who inspire me,” says Sinclair. “Destin being from LA and Jack being from London, this track is just about having fun and making something that gets people moving.”
Rated R&B first called the original version of “Open” a “stylistic crossover of familiar and current yearning R&B.” Conrad and James up the ante on the remix, embodying an abundance of sweet nothings to break through a frustrating wall of aloofness.
“Open (Remix)” is the first single from Sinclair’s deluxe edition of No Longer in the Suburbs, which will be released later this year via Five Stone Records.
As said earlier, the EP’s standard version dropped in May, including previously-shared singles, “Lifetime,” and “Suppress.” It also featured the highlight “I’m in It,” which he said to Rated R&B in his Front + Center profile was inspired by R&B icon Usher.
“I was with my boy Zach in Fort Erie. We were listening to a lot of old-school Usher. ‘U Don’t Have to Call’ was definitely on repeat (laughs). We wanted something [similar to that song] even though it’s not the same bounce but still felt like us and kept that same energy,” shared Sinclair.
He added, “So that’s the direction we ended up still going, where I’m still singing falsetto, but then there’s still a lot of crooning and belting because that’s something that I feel is missing a bit from R&B music right now: like singers going off on that second hook.”
In addition to performing at countless festivals this summer, including Toronto’s Manifesto Festival, Sinclair has made an appearance on a song with Savannah Ré.
Conrad recently released the song “Day Party” and dropped the Kiana Ledé-assisted track “Unpredictable” in April. Meanwhile, James issued an EP titled On the Rocks and collaborated with Ambré for “I’m Baby.”
Stream Dylan Sinclair’s “Open (Remix)” featuring Destin Conrad and Jvck James below.