Brent Faiyaz has been killing the R&B game for a minute now. The Maryland-born singer first gained recognition as one-third of the now-defunct group Sonder but has since struck out on his own and established himself as one of the most promising young talents in the genre. Faiyaz’s music is best described as atmospheric and introspective, with a focus on introspection and vulnerability. In this article, we will take a look at 10 of his best songs to date.
10. Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking is a song about someone who has gone through a lot and now just wants to do what he/she wants. It is a song that describes the feeling of not caring anymore because you have been subjected to so much hurt. This song was released in the year 2022 as one of the top songs in the Wasteland album.
9. Wasting Time (feat. Drake)
Released in 2021 under the record label Lost Kids, Wasting Time is a song about a man proclaiming his love to a girl asking her that if she got time to waste, she should waste it with him. It was released by Brent Faiyaz featuring the iconic Canadian rapper Drake. This song was written by Christopher Wood, Aubrey Graham, Nick Kobe, Pharrell Williams, and Chad Hugo. According to Mozaart.com, it was produced by The Neptunes and ranked at number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It is one of the top tracks in the album Wasteland. The song has been featured as a soundtrack in several movies and TV shows like Bergman Island.
Trus is a song about someone who is insecure and is finding it hard to find someone who will listen to his secrets. It is a song that shows how people struggle with finding someone to trust and open up to. This song was released in the year 2018 as a lead single in the album Lost. It is a song many people can relate to because many people find it hard to get that true friend with whom you can open up and share your issues. This song did well reaching number seven on the US R&B charts. It has also featured as a soundtrack in several films, movies, and TV shows like Insecure.
7. Gravity (feat. Tyler, The Creator)
This song was released in January 2021 from the record label Lost Kids. This track was written by Steve Lacy, Tyler Okonma, Dacoury Natche, and Christopher Wood. DJ Dahi was on the production end of this song hence the quality is outstanding. This song is about a man who is appreciating his woman for always holding him down no matter what. It shows how grateful he is to have her in his life. This song was received well by R&B fans and reached number twenty-one on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Considered by many as one of the best Brent Faiyaz songs, Allure is a beautiful song about a man appreciating the beauty of his woman which he says lures him in. The message in this song is very sensual and romantic, making it a perfect song for any couple in love. According to Top Charts, this song was released in the year 2015 as the lead track in the album Allure. It is a song that was appreciated by many R&B fans and reached number one on the US Billboard R&B chart. This song has been featured in several films, movies, and TV shows like power and Insecure.
This song is written from a perspective of a child who needs affection once he gets home but all he gets is pressure about school work from his parents. He is always afraid when home not sure if there is something he has done wrong. This song was released in 2017 as one of the top tracks in the Sonder Son album. The song reached number 86 on the US R&B charts. It has been used as a soundtrack in several movies like All American.
4. First World Problems / Nobody Carez
This song was released in 2017 as one of the top tracks in the album Sonder Son. The song is about the struggles and problems of first-world countries. This song hit the ground running and reached number seven on the US R&B charts. The song has been used as a soundtrack in several films and movies like The Hate U Give and The Greatest Showman. The production of this song is top-notch and is one of the best examples of Brent Faiyaz’s vocal abilities.
3. Missin Out
This is a song about having a good time and telling a friend to show up to avoid missing out on a good time. The production is bouncy and has a nice summertime vibe. This song was released in 2017 and is one of the most unique tracks on the album Sonder Son. It did well and reached number twenty-nine on the US R&B charts. Brent Faiyaz has a way of making music that is both soothing and easy to listen to while also being very thought-provoking. “Missin Out” is a perfect example of this.
2. Stay Down
Stay Down is a song about a man proclaiming his love to his lady who makes everything perfect for him even in trying times. He is deeply in love with her and wants to let her know that he is down to anything she wants to do. According to Top 50 Songs, this is the sixth song in the Sonder Son album released in 2017. This song peaked at number thirty-four on the US Adult R&B Songs. It has been used as a soundtrack in several movies and TV shows like All American.
1. Talk 2 U
Talk 2 U is a song about a man trying to talk to a woman he is interested in. The song is written in a very conversational style, making it relatable to anyone who has ever tried to talk to someone they are attracted to. It is among the top songs in the Sonder Son album and was released in the year 2017. This song did well ranking at number 21 on the US Rhythmic Billboard chart. It has that old-school R&B beat that makes it unique and nice to listen to. It has featured as a soundtrack in several films, TV shows, and movies like Big Little Lies.