Brent Faiyaz is again along with his six-track EP, Lost, and his pen is edgier than ever, scripting data about belief points, self-reliance, and the act of juggling fame with the cruel realities of life.
Tracks similar to "First World Problems," "Gang Over Luv" and "Stay Down" showcase a elegant singer deftly ripping by means of every report with unapologetic candor.
"I see junkies on a regular basis. I hear sirens on a regular basis," Faiyaz tells Billboard. "People wish to see web showdowns. Not expertise real-life. So I figured why not carry real-life to the web?"
Along along with his new EP, Faiyaz provides Billboard a track-by-track breakdown of his newest endeavor, in his personal phrases. Take a learn beneath.
"Why it So Hard"
"Why’z it So Hard’" is about being focused and feeling on edge about it. I'm a younger black male in America and I'm rising more and more dissatisfied with how the world feels about me. They don’t need us to imagine in what we are able to actually imply to this society. They need us both drugged-out, assed-out, or brains blown-out. They obsess over our wrestle and then revenue from our lack of sources. We are extra complicated than how we're portrayed. I made this track for the younger n---as like me. That really feel the way in which I really feel.
"Came Right Back"
"'Came Right Back" is simply my day-to-day as of proper now, I suppose. Learning to navigate by means of the ups and downs of some real-life again house shit, whereas sustaining this music profession. Love is non-existent. I go to about 30 cities and hit three continents over the course of about three months. Performing, kicking it, peeping scenes and shit. All whereas recording new music and documenting this sizzling ass way of life. I’m making an attempt to maintain from going beneath. I gotta keep sane on this shit. I gotta proceed to care for my household.
I wrote "Around Me" about self-reliance. Standing alone two [feet], dwelling in my very own world. I most likely speak to myself greater than I speak to anybody. You gotta query the aim you serve for many who invite themselves into your life. Learn who you might be and at all times query the motive. No one is aware of you the way in which you do. If we don’t know ourselves, we don’t know shit.
"Trust" is my vent. In 2018, nothing is sacred. Everyone is in every single place and is aware of all people. I don’t textual content too private as a result of anyone would possibly screenshot it and share it. People stare at me. They cease me and speak my ear off about working and collaborating once I’m drunk within the membership or out getting groceries. I’ve had random girls discover my tackle and wait outdoors my residence constructing. [There's] no extra privateness. Strangers having opinions about me is among the wildest issues I’ve needed to come to phrases with. Now I simply actually don’t give a fuck.
"Poundz" touches on habit and/or poor selections. Highs and lows. Cause, impact, [and] rehabilitation. It isn’t our fault. We’re merchandise of this world we had been born into. We all battle our personal demons. Everyone is troubled at the hours of darkness, however, please simply cease & take into consideration the infants. They’re gonna be right here lengthy after we go away.
"Target on my Chest"
"Target on my chest" is all about loyalty. I’ll die earlier than I ever change my path. I do know who I'm and what I come from, however I’m right here and I’m nonetheless rising. You can develop and flourish irrespective of how a lot trauma your previous holds. No matter how fucked up you're feeling like your psychological [health] is. No matter how a lot shit they make up or the quantity of dust they are going to finally throw in your title, all that may matter is whether or not or not you lived for one thing righteous. We gotta maintain our hearts pure by means of all of the negativity out right here.
Listen to Lost in full beneath.