Album: Brent Faiyaz – Wasteland

Brent Faiyaz Wasteland

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 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 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 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.”

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