Brent Faiyaz’s latest EP, “Fuck The World,” is a collection of 10 effortless R&B tracks. The project includes themes ranging from self-love to complicated relationships with women. Faiyaz’s honesty is one of his biggest strengths, and on this album he shamelessly admits to his toxic behavior in relationships. Instead of singing a normal love song, he bluntly croons about using women for sex. But his lyrics aren’t the only thing that makes the album stand out. The singer-songwriter’s layered vocals combined with the smooth production give the album a mesmerizing and sexy sound. Here are some of our favorite songs from the Baltimore native’s EP “Fuck The World”
Although “Clouded” is a fairly short track, Faiyaz addresses a lot of things on his mind. From contemplating depression to spending money to the pitfalls of fame, this song feels like a way for Faiyaz to let out his frustrations and gives insight on his self-indulgent personality.
On “Been Away,” Brent Faiyaz asks a woman to wait for him while he is busy getting his money right. In the first verse, Faiyaz questions her loyalty by singing, “If I put my trust in you/ What would you do?/Would you thug it out?” He later tries to persuade the woman by giving her compliments and promises to take her shopping. To Faiyaz, this woman is one of a kind and he doesn’t want to risk losing her.
Let Me Know
Faiyaz focuses on self-reflection with “Let Me Know.” He constantly asks himself, “Who can I love when they tell me I can’t love myself?/How in the hell could I possibly love someone else?” The existential question begs Faiyaz to reflect on his ability to love other people without loving himself. If you ever felt unsure or confused about your love life, this is the perfect record to drown yourself in.
Rehab (Winter In Paris)
On this No I.D.-produced song, Faiyaz sings about his lust-filled addiction to a woman who is addicted to drugs. Although Brent Faiyaz disapproves of her drug use, he still chooses to be with her because she’s special. He makes this clear by starting the track confessing, “I got too many hoes/ But they ain’t you.” Faiyaz also details his sexual experiences with this woman, giving the song a sensual and X-rated tone. He is unashamed of his sexuality or feelings for her, openly admitting his desires, needs and wants.
Lost Kids Get Money
Faiyaz gets reckless on “Lost Kids Get Money,” bragging about his money, fame and girls. He also advises the listener to make money and worry about themselves as he repeats, “Money get lost when you don’t chase it/What you lookin’ at me for? Should be lookin’ at bankroll.” He repeatedly points out that he and all his friends make money, and that he will steal your girl with no remorse.