Kaytranada can make anything sound good—even break-ups. “Dysfunctional,” his follow-up to last December’s Nothing Like U / Chances EP, is yet another groovy offering from the Canadian beatmaker.
Featuring frequent collaborators VanJess, the song layers the sisters’ soulful vocals over a bouncy house-inflected instrumental. “Dysfunctional, that’s what you are / I’m tired of sitting on you, babe / ’Til I’m just waiting on you, babe,” they sing.
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1, Kaytranda explained that the song is about a failing relationship. “‘Dysfunctional’ [is] really this song about not calling me back and everything,” he said. “[It’s about] a relationship that doesn’t work and you want this relationship to work, but it’s not gonna work.”
Listen to “Dysfunctional” below: