5 For Friday: Brent Faiyaz, Unknown T, SAINt JHN & More

In this week’s 5 for Friday, we share a new release from the upcoming R&B singer Pip Millett who delivers her debut EP ‘Do Well’. It’s a short project filled with an assortment of flavours and tasteful vibrations. On the other hand, we’ve got some collaborations from the likes of Unknown T & AJ Tracey as well as a big trap number by SAINt JHN and Quality Control rapper Lil Baby. It’s officially time to get up and begin the weekend with our special 5 songs below.

Brent Faiyaz – Trust

Brent Faiyaz returns with a visual for ‘Trust’ which sits on his last project release, ‘Lost’, in 2018. The singer muses over experiences and brews an after dark sonic throbbing with deep bass and hazy noises.

Many clamour towards fame, but only a few can handle the intense demands that come along with it. On ‘Trust’, Brent Faiyaz ponders over an unruffled production packing low grooves with whirring tones and snappy drum patterns. From the outside looking in, it seems as if ‘Trust’ is about honesty, but beyond the surface it’s an attempt to make sense of celebrity culture. In the music video, a parallel between Brent Faiyaz and a women is drawn through their experiences apart and together as a unit.

SAINt JHN – Trap feat. Lil Baby

SAINt JHN attracts with his magnetic aesthetic on ‘Trap’ alongside Lil Baby, the duo gloss over their rough upbringing on an amplified outfit concealed with trap elements and pop-rock melodies.

SAINt JHN and Lil Baby may seems like an unlikely pairing, but once the beat drops it all clicks together. Finding common ground in their come up and life journey, the duo chart lines about the hustle over unruly drums, energetic hi-hats and menacing chords adding a dark touch to the song. In the visual, SAINt JHN whips across the streets on a Harley and turns up with his own motorcycle gang as they takeover the night.

Pip Millett – Fancy

Hailing from Manchester, Pip Millett shares a multitude of songs on her debut EP ‘Do Well’, including a 13 minute visual to coincide with her latest release. ‘Fancy’ is one of the standout tracks that showcasse her knack for crafting sultry, sun-kissed melodies.

We all have that one person that brings out the good energy in us, and Pip Millett celebrates that exact feeling on ‘Fancy’. Setting the mood to a score of sounds which find our songstress ease lovestruck notes into the air. Pip Millett panders towards neo-soul music and drifts through intertwined keys and deep guitar licks. Pip Millett is a singer that is bound to rise through the music and her newest offering is the breath of fresh air that we’ve longed for in a while.

K Trap – Big Mood

K Trap doubles up with his brand new mixtape ‘No Magic’ and shares a brand new music video entitled ‘Big Mood’ to coincide with the drop. The South London rapper sheds his skin and switches up the vibrations on his second coming.

K Trap unmasks himself in his latest visual and reveals a new side to his output in the process. ‘Big Mood’ signals a shift in a new direction and finds K Trap jump on a production that’s less menacing, but more bouncier than the usual. Slinking rhymes which boasts his status on a thinly layered beat punctured by robust drums, Spanish-flavoured strums and Arabian flute trills pipping up the cut. The visual follows K Trap through a luxurious mansion and features Blade Brown amongst many others too.

Unknown T – Leave Dat Trap feat. AJ Tracey 

Unknown T sets forth with his newest release ‘Leave Dat Trap’ and tags AJ Tracey to hop in the monochrome visual.

Out of the fresh batch of artists to come up in recent times, Unknown T has stood out as a versatile talent capable of switching his style on the mic. ‘Homerton B’ shook up the soundscape by kicking a danceable groove to drill music’s rough, no-frills aesthetic. But on ‘Leave Dat Trap’ his deep, downright cadence lands on a high-energy grime production tinged with hard-hitting 808s. Unknown T shells down the offering with a catchy hook and leaves AJ Tracey to chop up the latter with his punchy verse in the black-and-white visual.