The Grammy-winning R&B star Brent Faiyaz is releasing his new album ‘Wasteland’ on July 8th.
The album features collaborations with Drake, Tyler, the Creator, Raphael Saadiq, and Tre Amani, and was executive produced by Jonathan ‘Freeze’ Wells.
Wasteland is inspired by the pandemic era
Brent Faiyaz’s sophomore album will follow up his critically acclaimed debut album, 2020 F- The World.
The R&B enigma has worked with Drake, Tyler, the Creator, Joony, and the Neptunes, among many others.
The album also features production from Alicia Keys.
It is slated to be released on July 8th.
“Wasteland” is a sort of R&B opera, with a protagonist battling fame, sparring with a pregnant girlfriend, and attempting to avoid a car crash.
The lyrics are autobiographical, and the songs act out intense scenes in between.
The album culminates with an epic car crash that has the feel of a Shakespearean tragedy.
It’s a true album
Faiyaz is a popular artist with a loyal fan base.
Fans have been supporting his music for years, from the debut album Lost to the more recent Wasteland, and he has remained independent throughout his career.
But when does his new album come out?
Faiyaz came to prominence in the late 2010s and has since worked with several heavyweights in the music industry.
He is currently Grammy nominated for his debut album Sonder Son and has already made a lot of noise in the industry.
His sophomore album, Wasteland, will come out on July 8th.
It has crossover hits
In case you haven’t heard about it yet, the new album from Brent Faiyaz is set to drop on July 8th.
The artist is signed to the Lost Kids imprint.
As a bonus, the artist has already released the album’s artwork.
Below is a closer look at what fans can expect from Wasteland.
Wasteland has not yet received much hype due to Faiyaz’s lack of chart history, but it still has a strong set of songs.
The gauzy harmonies in “Loose Change” seem ready for R&B radio, while “Angel” is more suited for TikTok clips.
Even without a clear crossover single, Faiyaz’s upcoming album will probably be a hit.
It’s a long time coming
Despite the aforementioned hype, few outside of Brent Faiyaz’s camp expected Wasteland to break the top 10 in its debut week.
It debuted with 88,000 equivalent album units, just behind Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti.
But this is not to say that Wasteland is a dud.
The album is still solid, but its debut wasn’t as big as some might have expected.
The record begins with a conversation between Brent Faiyaz and Jorja Smith, which is set over a creepy instrumental.
The track is filled with layered strings, which give it a creepy atmosphere.
It’s not a euphoric ending
In the past few years, Brent Faiyaz has been making quite a splash in the music world, and his sophomore studio album Wasteland is no different.
Faiyaz has worked with some heavyweights in the music industry and has established himself as one of the most exciting rising stars in the R&B scene.
Wasteland is his sophomore album and marks the singer’s first full-length project since 2017.
While a few outside of Faiyaz’s camp had predicted a huge debut, few had anticipated that his record would reach this level of success.
Indeed, the album debuted with 88,000 equivalent album units and was only second to Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti.