• Carson Cooper

Is Brent Faiyaz still our Sonder Son? Or "F*** The World"?

Our Sonder Son is all grown up, and not holding anything back. With the release of F*** The World in February, Brent is doing just that.


THE SOUND

In comparison to his last album Sonder Son with group Sonder, Faiyaz comes forth with a bolder sound. Keeping true to his soulful R&B flavor, he includes snippets both before and after songs like Skyline, where he changes keys and distorts his otherwise romantic sound into something almost distant, like a memory. He also includes pieces that share a similar sound to artists like J. Cole; Let Me Know gives us thought-provoking questions and raises concerns about an ever-changing society while giving us a chill beat to bop to. All in all, the album presents a diverse sound, without abandoning the artistry we know, love and expect from Faiyaz. On our Intersect 1-10 rating scale, F*** The World receives a 9.5/10


THE SINGING

Brent Faiyaz's vocal abilities are gangster in themselves. The emotions of the pieces on this album vary, but Brent's voice is consistent. He gives us an angelic tone that relaxes us, yet the lyrics are completely savage to say the least. Songs like Rehab (Winter in Paris) & Skyline put listeners in the mood to embrace their inner sensuality. The combination of untamed lyrics and the clear, ethereal tone quality in his voice gives a unique listening experience. A 10/10.


THE ART BEHIND THE ALBUM

Brent's album cover show's a white background with himself sitting in the middle alone. The art could represent solitude, seeing as he released an album separate from Sonder and stood alone with no features. Personally, more could have been expected from the album cover, but in its representation of confidence and solitude, the art has earned a 7/10.


MY TOP TRACKS ON THE ALBUM

Skyline, F*** The World (Summer In London), Rehab (Winter in Paris)


APPLE MUSIC'S TOP TRACKS ON THE ALBUM

Clouded, Been Away, F*** The World (Summer in London)


On the Intersect rating scale of 1-10, F*** The World receives a 9/10. Listen to the album below.





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