Now that Philadelphia-based hip-hop producer has had a big hit with the Usher song "Climax," he appears to be more willing to work with R&B artists. He just co-produced the song "Cold War" along with the Picard Bros. for English singer Marsha Ambrosius. The song has the same sort of moody atmosphere as "Climax" and follows the same theme: a turbulent relationship. But where "Climax" is about the end of a relationship and two people heading toward a break up and going their separate ways, "Cold War" uses some "love is a battlefield" type metaphors to tell the dark tale of a relationship that's not quite in shambles yet, but is definitely on the brink of collapse:
"Love is a war zone we're standing in the middle, Yes we are baby," she sings. "You draw your weapon as I'm loading guard my missile, With no one to save us, Guess you keep your guard up hoping I climb over, And I do, baby with time I do/Cause we're both too stubborn to say we're hurting, So we stay, when it's probably best to walk away."
The song will be released on iTunes and other digital retailers on Dec. 11, 2012, and it's also expected to be on Marsha's second solo album, Friends & Lovers, which is due out sometime during the first quarter of 2013. But for now, it's available for streaming via Diplo's official Soundcloud page; a link's included below.