Bronx singer-songwriter Capella Grey returns with “OT,” a breezily stylish new single laced with West Coast funk and guest vocals from the one and only Ty Dolla $ign. “OT” (slang for “out of town”) evokes positive vibes and the carefree lifestyle of an eligible bachelor — a fitting release for the beginning of summer.
Leading things off is Capella, who slides into the bouncy bass as he lets loose a credo for all the ballers without borders: “Why would I take a shorty OT? / There’s already shorties OT / Why would I bring sand to the beach / When they’re all on me and they’re all OD?” For his part, Ty opens with a quippy rhetorical question about why he’d ever bring a baddie to Tulum. After all, they all go to Tulum. Playful and effortlessly stylish, “OT” emits energy and sunshine.
“OT” only continues a lengthy winning streak for Capella, who’s become one of New York’s fastest-rising stars over the last year. Pairing a flexible voice with an equally malleable style, the Capitol Music Group signee has captivated fans with a nostalgic, shape-shifting mix of R&B, dancehall, and soul. Last year, his breakout single, “Gyalis,” peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and, to date, the track has earned over 55 million Spotify streams. Combining sensuous vocals with a feature from Nija, he continued building momentum with “Confujawn,” a thoughtful rumination on a struggling relationship. With “OT” at his back and summer just ahead, Capella is all set to make the rest of 2022 his biggest year yet.