Brent Faiyaz delivers his long-awaited sophomore album Wasteland.
Executive produced by Jonathan “Freeze” Wells, the 19-track set includes The Neptunes-produced hit “Wasting Time” with Drake and “Gravity” with Tyler, the Creator, plus contributions from Alicia Keys, Tre’ Amani, The-Dream, Raphael Saadiq, and No I.D.
Speaking with Vogue, the 26-year-old R&B star opened up about the inspiration behind the album, which marks his first project since his 2020 EP F**k the World.
“I was watching a lot of Tarantino films. I was watching Jackie Brown over and over again. I was also watching Vanilla Sky on repeat. I pulled a lot from that,” he said. “But mostly I was inspired by the different people that I locked in with, from The-Dream to Alicia Keys. I was just soaking up game from artists like Raphael Saadiq and No I.D., who have been doing this longer than I have.”