It might be safe to say that Arin Ray has sex on the brain. Why do we say this? Well, he already fogged up our glasses and gave us freaky thoughts when he dropped his “Mood” last month. Now he’s back yet again with new sensual jam “Gold.”
Just like “Mood,” this new cut finds Arin with his eyes on the prize as he describes his meetup with a pretty young thing as something like a “classic Issa Rae scene.” After that set up, he makes his intentions even clearer on the song’s second verse, foregoing any veiled attempt with the much more direct approach.
“They say I got the Midas touch / Tonight I’ll be providing such / On that golden body, oh yeah,” he sings. “You look good to me / Put that p***y right there where my grill should be.” Well, alrighty then. When he’s not serving up tempting come-ons, he’s riding the song’s breezy production with his effective tenor, making this one a welcome listen.
Arin follows the same formula as mood for the song’s video. We see the singer looking fly in designer fashions as he kicks it with his beautiful co-star. Most of the video’s runtime is dedicated to the two of them getting cozy in a luxe, spacious home that looks like it was pulled straight from the pages of Architectural Digest. Though the chemistry between them is undoubtedly real, this time around there’s nothing more intimate implied other than a few caresses and stolen glances. You get the feeling, however, that more happened after the video fades to black.
With this being the second single we’ve gotten from Arin Ray this year, we’re beginning to suspect there’s a new project from him in the works. Hopefully he’ll confirm this sooner rather than later. Until then, let him serenade you with the stream and visual for “Gold” below.