Dj Chose remixes the “Trying” song, featuring Kevin Gates. Listen, stream, buy the track.
Texas rap artist DJ Chose just released his newest track, a remix of “Trying” with New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates. Moreover, it follows Chose’s project MULTI, which he released in March of 2022. He’s been hustling in the game since at least 2012 and now works with Megan Thee Stallion, Guwop, and others. The previous version of “Trying” featured Yung Bleu, but now Kevin Gates adds some drama and power.
Interestingly, there’s not a lot of instrumental melody to this track. Sure, guitar and piano chords pop in here and there, but it’s really all about the voices. For the most part, the drums are the mix’s most standout feature. They’re nothing special from a timbre or structural level, but it elevates the sung melodies. It’s mostly synth atmosphere, which adds to the song’s incredibly melancholy tone.
Another curious feature of this song is Kevin Gates having the first verse as opposed to Chose, the main artist. Right before, though, the DJ hits listeners with an evocative refrain. “I don’t wanna think about who f**king you when I’m not f**king you.” In these opening lines, Chose outlines pained feelings of envy, resentment, and detachment from a previous relationship.
Later, Louisiana’s own comes through with a deep and warbly voice that dominates over the beat and instrumental. Gates continues Chose’s themes of jealousy, heartbreak, and feelings of unrequited love. Considering some of his early trap bangers, his artistic trajectory has been explorative and dynamic. He’s still having fun with the fame.
Dj Chose – Trying (remix) (ft. Kevin Gates)
4 November 2022 1 Song, 3 minutes ℗ 2022 DJ Chose / Create Music Group