By Njera Perkins
There’s a lot of dope artists in the music industry that often get overlooked and although their careers don’t always take off instantly, it doesn’t outshine the fact that they have raw and unique talent to offer. In my opinion, Brent Faiyaz is one of those slept on artists who doesn’t get his just due, but that isn’t stopping his grind at all.
After he dropped his debut album, Faiyaz announced his North American “Sonder Son” tour and last night, I got a chance to witness him perform live at the Trocadero Theatre right here in Philly. Ever since I heard his EP “A.M. Paradox” and his debut album “Sonder Son,” I’ve been hooked on his music and then being able to see him perform live was an entirely different experience in itself; seeing him in his element on that stage was so exhilarating.
The show as a whole had a very chill atmosphere from the time his opener, Diana Gordon, graced the stage and set the tone for the night to the very last song of his set that left the audience on a high wanting more. Personally, I love seeing singers perform live, especially when they sound just as good in person as they do on their records. I believe that’s a true test of who can cut it as an artist, those who can deliver the same results time and time again and give their fans more than what they expect.
The acoustics in the room and his band were on point during the show. The songs he performed during his set were a mix of fan favorites from his old project and his album like “Lovely,” “Gang Over Luv,” and “L.A.”
Although I was thoroughly pleased with his performance, I think he missed an opportunity to connect with his older and newer fans in such an intimate setting. Even after the show, I’m still left wondering more about the young artist.
Despite this, I’m glad I took advantage of this tour and look forward to what else he has up his sleeve this year.
Check out some more highlights from the show below.