Sonder Son: An Analysis

Reviewing the first studio album by Brent Faiyaz

Brent Faiyaz, a multi-genre blending phenom, has dropped a classic in his first studio album. How many artist can you say that for? Faiyaz blends beautiful melody, harmonies, and vocals with simple (but addicting) beats and production that creates a minimalist’s dream. While singing about his origins, the artist creates an album with no skips — every song is close to a 10 and vital in creating the narrative of the album.


First, I think it is important we look at the name sake of the album — Sonder Son. The word sonder can mean multiple things across different languages. It means “without” or “alone” in most languages outside of English. However, the most notable definition is the English definition — one of the newer words in the language:

“the realization that each random passerby is living a life