Montreal producer Jacques Greene (pictured) is no stranger to style. This time around, he has teamed up with young RCA Records recording artist Tinashe to create Painted Faces as part of the Yours Truly and Adidas Originals’ Songs from Scratch series. Following up on a release from Jeremih and Shlomo might be tough for some people, but Jacques Greene and Tinashe have seriously raised the bar.
Jacques Greene’s production is, as usual, bright and dreamy, and Painted Faces makes for a fantastic late-night track. Despite it’s laid-back style, the song remains extremely danceable–Tinashe provides brilliant R&B vocals and a memorable hook that’ll be stuck in your head for days. It was recorded in the famous Village Studios in Santa Monica, the site of legendary recordings from artists like Bob Dylan, The Doors, The Beach Boys, and Smashing Pumpkins. You can watch the two write and record the track ‘from scratch’ below.