Russ “Can’t Get This Right” On New Single

The rapper and singer’s been hard at work with consistent single releases over the past year, and this time he’s in his feelings over a breezy beat.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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New Jersey-born and Atlanta-based artist Russ is back with a breezy and heartfelt new single, "Can't Get This Right." However, this track feels less like a new drop and more like business as usual for the rapper: a quality track every couple of weeks. Moreover, his last single was "PUT YOU ON GAME" just a few weeks ago, a hyped and boastful trap cut. He put out a load of singles last year, each with similar art styles but with pretty varied sonic pallets. Whether he's working towards a compilation project or just dropping what he feels, his fans are well-fed.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 1: Rapper Russ performs live on stage at Audio Club on December 1, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Furthermore, "Can't Get This Right" is a melodic, emotive, and classic-sounding effort from the 30-year-old. While the track is about a relationship coming to an end despite both sides' efforts, it's not really a downer. For example, the high-pitched vocal samples in the background give the track a positive, chipmunk-soul energy. Also, the crisp and steady R&B beat will make you bob your head regardless of whether you relate to the heartbroken lyrics. In terms of Russ's performance, he maintains a light and confident middle register as he switches between the sung chorus and melodic verses. Still, it contrasts his expressions and reflections on this track, indicating a painful and yearning end to a crumbling relationship.

While the rapper acknowledges that something needs to change in him and his partner, he realizes they can't grow together. But enough about relationship issues; what did you think of Russ's new track, "Can't Get This Right"? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments and check out some standout bars from the single down below. Also, if you haven't heard it yet, you can find the song on your preferred streaming service. As always, come back to HNHH for more quality releases in hip-hop, R&B, and any place in between each week.

Quotable Lyrics
We both know what to do, but pride is in the way-way
We both obsessed with bein' right, can't walk away-way
And everytime wе fight, we question the rеlationship
We don't know if we makin' it, it feels like ain't no savin' it

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About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.