New Audio: Introducing the Sleek and Modern Sound of Young, Up-And-Coming Pop Artist Brent Faiyaz

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Brent Faiyaz is a 20 year-old up-and-coming Maryland-born, Los Angeles, CA-based singer/songwriter,  who has captured the attention of the blogosphere with the release of “Poison” and “Invite Me” off his soon-to-be released EP A.M. Paradox. Produced by Ben Free, “Poison” pairs of a warm, neo-soul-leaning production featuring stuttering drum programming, twinkling organs and swirling electronics with Faiyaz’s tender crooning, which express vulnerability, self-doubt, a swaggering cockiness and an urgent, carnal need within the turn of a phrase. Interestingly enough, “Poison” reminds me quite a bit of a personal favorite of mine — Steven A. Clark‘s Fornication Under Consent of the King as the single possesses an honest and profound ache underneath the sleek hyper modern production.