Faiyaz unveils a surprise three-track EP and a new music video for a single titled “Circles.”
Brent Faiyaz has unleashed a surprise three-pack EP titled Do Not Listen featuring his signature melancholic sound.
Alongside this random release, he dropped a visual for one track, “Circles” featuring New York City band Purr. There’s something somber in the air of “Circles,” throughout the clip he’s alone sitting with his thoughts. The camera also pans dramatically in circles which aligns well with the single’s title. Instead of his regular straight backs, Faiyaz appears with his hair in an afro. There’s something splendid about this surprise video, it’s somber, it’s vivid and it also provides yet another glimpse into the complexities that make up the artist’s mind.
S/o Legion, Rece, Nascent, Joony, Purr, Coop, Sam Wish, Vovo, Zhamak, & Mark P. Thank you 4 your creativity.
— Brent Faiyaz (@brentfaiyaz) February 8, 2021
Over on “Price of Fame” and “Paper Soldier” featuring Joony, Faiyaz reflects on past feelings and vivid realizations. Both of these tracks are typical for Brent, but there’s also a je ne sais quoi that we can’t quite call. In total, the three-pack is a sublime compilation from the artist. His vocals are excellent.
Most recently, Faiyaz released a cut with Tyler, the Creator: “Gravity.” We’re hoping all of this new music from the secretive singer points to a forthcoming album. That’s only right since we’ve been patiently waiting since he dropped his well-received album Fuck The World. We don’t really keep tabs on streaming numbers here, but humbly the release has acquired over 500 million streams since it went out into the world. Staples on the album included “Rehab (Winter In Paris),” “Fuck The World,” and “Clouded.”
Prior to the previously mentioned drops, he unveiled Lost in 2018 and Sonder Son in 2017 two full-length projects. Both of them were met with warm regards from fans and music insiders alike. Here’s to hoping something bigger is on the way. Last thing, Faiyaz credited those who helped him bring his latest releases to life via Twitter (we love an artist who doesn’t hide his collaborators).
Watch the “Circles” video below.