While the marketplace for “alternative R&B” is as saturated as its ever been, there’s always room for excellent execution and intriguing new voices. Aptly titled single “Allure” signals Charlotte-based singer/producer Brent Faiyaz as another name to watch in a subgenre still rich with possibility.
With a voice and writing style likely to draw favorable comparisons to Miguel, Faiyaz certainly has the right tools at his disposal. “Allure”—only the third song in Faiyaz’s catalog—makes solid use of his raw material, a subtle, sexy ode to a nameless girl that showcases Faiyaz’s affecting vocals and smart restraint as a producer. Listen below.