brb.’s debut EP ‘relationsh*t’ is an R&B gem we can all relate to

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Singapore’s R&B trio brb. released its debut EP “relationsh*t” via Umami Records on March 13, 2020, including two new tracks titled “do me right” and “better.” Listen through and you will realize how they have garnered so many fans with only the band’s first album. An intoxicating mix of their unique blend of R&B-funk-pop and poignant lyricism about the highs and lows of romance makes this a gem of an album everyone can relate to.

“relationsh*t” showcases the trio’s thriving repertoire of songs about the highs and heartbreaks of romance, unraveling the ambiguous and timeless motif of love into its progression from thrilling ambivalence to inevitable submission and/or extinction. The release highlights include “do me right” and “better,” two new tracks that uphold and surpass the band’s platinum standard.

Made up of Clarence Liew, Auzaie Zie and Marc Lian, brb. particularly picked out “do me right” as a snapshot of the distinctive pain of the discovery process of a partner’s unfaithfulness, one that is its own kind and can never be derived from anything else. The tracks echo the band’s distinct brand of funk-pop electronica, distilling different musical varieties into their very own uniquely refined embodiment of R&B that has bewitched young fans everywhere since their debut just over a year ago.

The result is intoxicating. Infectiously groovy and shamelessly relatable, listeners will be inclined to abuse that replay button, inevitably turning to the poignant lyricism for a virtual friend each time they bid romance adieu again.

“relationsh*t” is available everywhere at this link: Here is the complete tracklist:

  1. “talking to myself”
  2. “do me right”
  3. “can’t tell”
  4. “whoops”
  5. “better”
  6. “cool with it”
  7. “undone”

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