Russ links up with Kehlani for break-up ballad, “Take You Back”

Their first-ever collaboration.

Russ and Kehlani have teamed up for their first-ever collaboration, “Take You Back.”

Over a smooth guitar-driven beat, Russ asks his lover to stay with him because he “can’t take another heartbreak.” “Take you back, who am I if I can’t take the heat? / Take you back, let’s be real, ’cause you’ve taken back me / This is hard, but I love you, we fuck up, that’s just life / Take me back, I’ll take you back, yeah,” he sings on the chorus.

Kehlani joins in the duet halfway through, but has her reservations. “Take you back, why should I take you back? / When you the one that fucked this up, yeah / You the one that turned this out,” she croons.


Russ said that the song was “years in the making [and] one of my favorite songs ever,” he said on Twitter. “‘Take You Back’ isn’t really even bout taking back an ‘ex’… more so those dumb ass fights that put y’all in limbo for a sec and you gotta figure out which direction you gonna go,” he added.

Earlier this year, Russ released his third studio album, Shake the Snow Globe. On the other hand, Kehlani dropped her It Was Good Until it Wasn’t LP back in May.

Stream “Take You Back” below:


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