Arin Ray

PREMIERE: Arin Ray “Stressin”

If only relationships were as easy as they look on your Instagram feed. They take effort, communication and at least one person not continually dropping the ball. On the new single “Stressin,” singer Arin Ray sheds light on this more unidealized side of love and the difficulties young couples may experience.

In this MASS APPEAL premiere, the Cincinnati crooner—who is an X-Factor alum—drops smooth vocals over an acoustic guitar, also inter splicing soundbites from Baby Boy. He sings: “I stay fuckin’ up / My girl had enough / I had like three kind of drinks in my cup / She told me settle down baby, settle down baby.”

Arin Ray has been grinding away to make his mark in music. The singer signed with Interscope after three stints on X-Factor (he finished in 10th place in the show’s second season). His single “We Ain’t Homies dropped this summer (peep the newly released video here). Ray is currently trekking the U.S. as a performer on The Lights On tour as part of an immensely talented lineup that also features Tiara Thomas and headliner H.E.R. He’s heading up his own trio of shows in his home state of Ohio, hitting Cincinnati on Dec. 9, Columbus on Dec. 10 and Cleveland on Dec. 11.

Get familiar with a future face of R&B with the new track below.

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