Alt-R&B singer Alina Baraz reaches her breaking point in her new track, “Don’t Buy Me Roses.”
Co-produced by Los Hendrix and lophiile, “Don’t Buy Me Roses” hears Baraz reflecting on a relationship that has now come to an end and there’s nothing to repair the damage that has been done.
“Lookin’ back I was so naïve / You had me open / Said you were everything to me I didn’t notice / That you weren’t where you said / Who you with late at night, where you lay your head? / Call me crazy instead,” Baraz sings in the first verse.
The velvet-smooth song includes backing vocals from fellow R&B singer Col3trane.
“Don’t Buy Me Roses” is the follow-up to Baraz’s song “Keep Me In Love,” released in August. Baraz explained, “We pour so much time, love, and energy into ourselves, effortlessly and indefinitely. The idea [for the song] came from wondering if someone could ever do that for you. It’s easy to fall in love but to keep me in love, I long for that.”
Baraz has since parted ways from the independent label, and is currently self-releasing music.
Stream Alina Baraz’s new song “Don’t Buy Me Roses” below.