It’s been four years since Brent Faiyaz released his classic debut Sonder Son, effectively introducing his now-committed fanbase to his unique brand of toxic R&B following the success of the GoldLink and Shy Glizzy collaboration “Crew.” He’s since continued his growing reign over the genre with the EPs Lost and Fuck The World — more recently, he reformed Sonder with producers Atu and Dpat, creating TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG with a single assist from Jorja Smith. Outside of his own work, Faiyaz has also become one of the most requested in the industry, lending his voice to high profile tracks like Juice WRLD’s “Demonz (Interlude),” 2 Chainz’s “Feel a Way,” Tyler, The Creator‘s “”SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE,” Tems’ “Found,” Baby Keem’s “lost souls,” and Meek Mill’s “Halo.”
Back in July, the DMV star teamed up with Drake for the Neptunes-backed single “Wasting Time,” which is presumed to be the first to come from Faiyaz‘s forthcoming follow-up (he initially announced the title to be Make It Out Alive before posting the world WASTELAND on social media in November). Today (Dec. 3), he follows that with “MERCEDES,” which he co-produced alongside Atu and is filled with the hedonistic subject matter that he’s become well known for:
“You don’t really wanna be my lady, you know it’s more than just drivin’ Mercedes, she still gon’ call and drive you crazy, they just tryna fuck and have my baby, my block too hot to have a lady, all these detectives stay investigatin’, play it smart, no hesitatin’, if they can’t get to me, they’ll try my baby, it’s a party all night, so light, oh, good times, goodbyes, still high, still right, it’s gon’ rain here, all day, girl, but we still have tomorrow”
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