Even though gas costs are high, Fana Hues is taking a “Drive” on her new single. However, based on the lyrics, she is not referring to being on the road.
Produced by Tim Maxey, Tane Runo, and Blako, “Drive” finds Hues metaphorically singing about an adventurous time in the bedroom. Hues sing in the second verse, “Sweet tooth, babe you / I will let you drive, Autobahn and outta time / Put you on this love song / Mm, can I taste your yummy cherry bomb?”
Speaking on her new track, Hues tells Rated R&B, “I had a glimpse of the freedom that I hope I get in this next year creatively when I get out of my own head and just write something that just feels good, rather than over-analyzing what it is. ‘Drive’ was a breath of fresh air, creatively, for me, because I got to just go off and do what it is that came naturally.”
Hues’ first single release since her Flora + Fana EP in March is “Drive.” It’s the first song from Pigeons & Planes’ upcoming compilation album, See You Next Year, which Mike Dean executive produces. The initiative is set to launch this summer.
In a joint statement, the Pigeons & Plans team said, “We always knew See You Next Year needed a smooth R&B moment, and Fana is the perfect fit. Her track is laid back and nostalgia-tinged, with a warm West Coast summer breeze.
When we met up with her in New York, we also learned that Fana has been reading Pigeons & Planes for years, waking up and checking the blog to discover new artists before heading to high school each day. We’re honored to have her as part of the inaugural class of See You Next Year artists.”
Hues will accompany Givon on his Give Or Take Tour, which kicks off on August 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She backed Raveena on her Asha’s Awakening Tour earlier this year, as well as Snoh Aalegra on her Ugh, These Temporary Highs Tour.
Listen to Fana Hues’ “Drive” below.