Brent Faiyaz spends a lot of time on the couch in the music video for “Around Me.”
Although the artsy Lonewolf-directed clip might suggest that Faiyaz isn’t doing anything eloquent with his life, that’s quite the contrary. The visual reveals the sofa is his haven to the see the world at large.
“I wrote ‘Around Me’ about self-reliance,” Faiyaz told Billboard. “Standing on my own two [feet], living in my own world. I probably talk to myself more than I talk to anyone. You gotta question the purpose you serve for those who invite themselves into your life. Learn who you are and always question the motive. No one knows you the way you do. If we don’t know ourselves, we don’t know shit.”
“Around Me” appears on Faiyaz’ October release, Lost, which is a follow-up to his 2017 album, Sonder Son. In January 2019, he will launch a six-date tour in Australia and New Zealand in support of the project.
Watch Faiyaz’ video for “Around Me” below.