Sonder Team Up With Jorja Smith on Lovelorn Duet “Nothing But You”
The latest track from Brent Faiyaz’s first project with producers Dpat and Atu in over two years.
Brent Faiyaz is an artist who works on his own schedule, dropping singles or full-lengths whenever the mood is right. Same goes for the trio he’s in with producers Dpat and Atu called Sonder. The trio have officially released a new song a couple days after they sneakily posted a 13-minute project titled “Too Late to Die Young.” It’s been two years since Sonder released “What You Heard,” and today we’re getting their latest single, which is a lovelorn collaboration with soulful singer Jorja Smith entitled “Nobody But You.”
Over minimal percussion taps and a finger-plucked guitar, Faiyaz and Smith go back and forth about an ill-fated relationship. From Smith’s perspective, she was scorned and manipulated into thinking a lover cared for her. On Faiyaz’s end, he couldn’t handle the pressure and ended up wasting the time and hurting the only person he cared about. “Swore I’d be there / Swore that I’d catch you fall / I guess I couldn’t handle it,” he sings. “Don’t think you cared about me,” Smith objects during the chorus. “Oh girl, I care about you,” Faiyaz corrects. “But you don’t care ’bout nobody.” “Nobody but you.” They pingpong back and forth skillfully trading silky vocals. It’s a devastating, subtle duet, paired with a saturated lover’s phone line–inspired lyric video.