As Brent Faiyaz gears up to release his new album, Wasteland, the R&B artist shares a fresh track titled “Price of Fame.”
The six-minute song consists of two parts. In part one, Faiyaz candidly shares his experience being a public figure, noting that there’s much more to it than the glitz and the glamour. He further details how some people want to see him fail and how mentally taxing it is to pretend to be happy at all times.
“They just wanna take me off of here / They just wanna knock me off my square, look at that / I can’t fake a smile, it’s hard to wear,” he somberly sings in the first verse. Later, in the chorus, he croons, “(The fame) I swear it isn’t everything / (Glitz and glam) It isn’t everything / (People screaming your name) I swear it isn’t everything / (The demands) It isn’t everything.”
The song’s second half is dedicated to a relationship that Faiyaz is interested in starting. He acknowledges that he isn’t perfect but knows he belongs with this particular person.
“Oh, I ain’t sellin’ dreams to you, baby / That ain’t my style I never said that I was the best in the world / But I’m the best for you, girl,” he sings.
“Price of Fame” arrives with an accompanying visual filmed and directed by Bobby Banks.
“Price of Fame” is the fourth song shared from Faiyaz’s new album, Wasteland, out July 8 via his Lost Kids imprint.
Faiyaz kicked off his new era in September 2020 with “Dead Man Walking.”
He followed up in 2021 with “Gravity” featuring Tyler, the Creator and “Wasting Time” featuring Drake and The Neptunes. The latter track reached the top 10 on urban radio nearly a month after its release.
Wasteland, executive produced by Jonathan “Freeze” Wells, will also feature appearances from Alicia Keys, Joony and Tre’ Amani.
Listen to Brent Faiyaz’s new song “Price of Fame” below.
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