The Atlanta R&B singer Chiae (formerly known as Malachiae) returns with a lush and lavish new single, “Cash Out,”out today on Motown. The swirling instrumental produced by T-Minus (Drake, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd) is smooth yet vibrant, setting the tone for Chiae’s tales of romantic encounters in the lap of luxury.
“Cash Out” is the sort of low-key ballad that Chiae has made his name on over the last few years. Dizzy synthesizers and neon sub-bass provide the soundtrack for a song full of easy romance and casual flexing. Chiae sets the scene early on: When a love interest slides into his side of town, he’s busy, making moves at the bank. But he makes time because they both appreciate the finer things in life. Sunny-eyed, he expresses his affection, while letting the instrumental breathe. It’s beautiful, light, and sensual, like Chiae’s best songs to date.
This new single follows a string of sensitive and colorful tracks from the vocalist. In 2020, he released “Bedroom to the Club,” a luxe R&B song full of light-hearted come-ons, and “Get to the Bag,” a money-minded cut about providing for the one he loves. These tracks follow four years of EPs, singles, and steadily building buzz for one of R&B’s rising stars. Last year, Chiae played TRILLERFEST, one of the largest virtual music festivals, alongside Migos, Mario, Pitbull, Marshmello, G Herbo, and many more to help raise money for those affected by COVID-19.
Though Chiae’s just getting started, he’s already had huge success working with fellow Atlanta superstars Migos, playing a lead role in the movie Million Dollar Quartet, and securing national radio and TV plays on channels like BET Jams. “Cash Out” is proof that he remains dedicated to the grind, but that he’s also able to take time to enjoy the fruits of his budding fame, too. With songs as charismatic and magnetic as this, he’s sure to have even more success soon.