Songs From Scratch: Kehlani x Mr Carmack

With its “Songs From Scratch” series, adidas Originals and Yours Truly has helped bring into existence some truly great pieces of music from some unexpected collaborations. This time around, they've teamed up producer Mr Carmack with Oakland R&B singer, Kehlani to create 'All In'.

Remember that one time when adidas originals and YoursTruly put GoldLink and Australia’s own Chet Faker together in a studio to create a great song? Well, they’ve done it again with fellow Soulection artist – Mr Carmack – and one of the most talked about R&B singers right now – Kehlani.

The video below provides us with a great insight into how each artist’s songwriting process goes down, and how they create a ‘song from scratch’. Pun intended. Obvs.

Together, Kehlani and Mr Carmack have gone ‘All In’, on a truly lovely collaborative song about trying to figure out where you are in a relationship, even though that isn’t really what Kehlani wanted to write about.

“I don’t want to write about love, cause that’s what I always do,” Kehlani tells Mr. Carmack at the beginning of the video documenting the time the two artists spent in the studio. “What do you want to write about, cookies?” he jokes. “There’s nothing else to write about.”

Which is pretty much what ensued.

Kehlani‘s lyrics deal with that stage in a relationship where you don’t where you’re at with someone – you know that ol’ tricky question of ‘Are we or aren’t we?’. No firm lines have been drawn in the sand around said relationship. You want to fully invest, but for reasons between the two of you, you’re just stuck half way, wanting more but not wanting to hurt feelings or damage what could be a beautiful relationship.

Completely relatable, right?

Find out whole the collaboration came together right here.