After making waves with her unbelievably good debut single “Ugly” in June, which has been handpicked by designer Olivier Rousteing as the musical backdrop for the Beats Balmain ad campaign featuring Kylie Jenner, up-and-coming Pittsburgh-bred songstress Jaira Burns is already back at it with a satisfying slice of hazy R&B perfectly suited for your Friday evening.
Unlike the dancehall feel of “Ugly,” “Burn Slow” is a purely a trippy, slow-burning production. See what I did there?
Produced by Ryghteous Ryan (Ariana Grande, Wiz Khalifa, etc.) and Chizzy (Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, etc.), “Burn Slow” sees Jaira showcasing her impressive versatility on the metaphoric melody, juxtaposing the slow and steady beginnings of a romance and the easy burn of a late-night smoke.
“‘Cause sparks in the dark/ Gonna tear trough my heart and start a fire/ So before it all goes up/ Baby, can we burn it slow-low-low-low-low?/ Baby, can we burn it slow-low-low-low-low?/ I don’t wanna lose control-ol-ol-ol-ol,” Jaira croons on the instant, vocal-stuttering hook (I’M SUCH A SUCKER FOR VOCAL STUTTERING). It’s sexy, soothing and therapeutic all at once — the girl sure knows how to numb the feels away.
You digging Jaira Burns so far? Good, me too. Inhale “Burn Slow” below and get familiar now.