Breana Marin is a highly-esteemed singer and songwriter in the music industry. Her notoriety stems from licensing hip-hop hooks to indie artists. Likewise, the songstress has worked alongside Fifth Harmony, Keyshia Cole, Phora, Brandy, and Letoya Luckett. Yet, her biggest talent is the range she holds. Subsequently, it’s a mesh between melodious and crystalline.
Breana Marin’s new single “Work” serves as a response toward a potential lover who questions why she’s on standby in their relationship.
From the start, Breana Marin explains the reasoning for her distance, saying in the chorus,
“I don’t know if you know this bout me, but there’s so much more than you see underneath the surface. Put in a little more effort, then you’ll see, a little more effort is what I need to be open.”
The instrumental, created by produced by Dylan Graham (Big Sean, Dave East), Benjamin Singh–Reynolds, and Coop The Truth, pairs R&B with afrobeat and pop elements. Cadence-wise, Breana crossovers between a hypnotic-like register and smooth flow. To put it into better terms, Breana Marin delivers a myriad of clever rhymes and enticing harmonies.
“It’s about being in a relationship long past the honeymoon stage. The point we reach where each person’s true colors are revealed, and you have to decide if you’re going to put the effort in to make it work,” she explains.
In her first verse. Breana Marin gets straight to the point and expresses what caused a rift in their relationship. In a direct tone, she spits,
“Can’t keep giving you a pass. It’s been too long/You just saying the words with no action/You keep giving me heart but no passion.”
Given the context, it seems as if he’s not giving his all.
The second verse finds Breana Marin telling her beau that she needs more effort from him. Directing him on what to do next, she says, “Give me more than words I need action/Cause who wants a heart with no passion?” Additionally, she unveils that she’s been bringing a lot of her time and efforts to the table. If he doesn’t reciprocate the energy soon, she’s throwing up the deuces.
She communicates, “Even though I’m feeling drained, I just keep on giving/Gotta read between all the lines.”
Moving forward, expect more singles from Breana. Perhaps a visual?
There’s only one way to find out. Stay tuned.