Brent Faiyaz has his running shoes on this year and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Like an Instagram photo dump, the Columbia, Maryland native has uploaded three new songs to Dropbox under the file folder labeled, DO NOT LISTEN.
“Circles” features the retro-pop songwriting duo Purr and contains pitch vocal shifts pulling from all directions. Faiyaz enlists rap newcomer Joony for “Paper Soldiers,” a nonchalant trap anthem. Towards the end of the last record, it includes a voicemail message from a female fan demanding new music with a chopped and screwed interpolation of Aretha Franklin’s classic “Day Dreaming” playing in the background.
Faiyaz also has a six-minute song titled “Price of Fame” just dying to be heard.
With the song “Circles,” Faiyaz issued an accompanying music video. Watch it below.
Last month, Faiyaz united with Tyler, the Creator, to defy “Gravity” on a guitar-heavy collaboration. It followed his menacing track “Dead Man Walking” and his Fuck the World EP from last year.
Dive into Brent Faiyaz’s new surprise project DO NOT LISTEN here.