Bursting out of the lo-fi hip-hop scene, rapper Isaiah “Powfu” Faber, 21, of Canada sets the Philippine music charts ablaze with the success of his latest single “death bed (coffee for your head)” featuring singer Beatrice Kristi “beabadobee” Laus, 19, of the United Kingdom. The Canadian breakout artist recently held the top spot of the Spotify Philippines Viral 50 for five consecutive weeks before it dropped to its current position of number 4.
The explosive new track also continues to rack up impressive numbers on Spotify Philippines Top 200 with a number 5 peak while also achieving incredible momentum on iTunes Philippines Top 100 Charts reaching as high as number 8. With its relatable and timely lyrics, easygoing vibe and low-key appeal, the song currently enjoys enormous attention on video-sharing platform TikTok with over 3 million videos to date thanks to countless of challenges, memes, covers and renditions from various Filipino artists including a chinarot version that gained more than 8 million YouTube views and a Tagalog version by upcoming Filipino rapper Cesar $emento.
While still in high school, Powfu started recording in the basement of his parents’ home and started releasing music on Soundcloud . The Canadian artist would steal the microphone of his father Faber Drive and ended up purchasing himself a laptop as recording quickly became his favorite hobby.
Eventually, Powfu finalized his image and sound and thereafter, his numbers started rapidly increasing, gaining millions of streams over multiple platforms. He has collaborated with many artists on the rise such as Rxseboy, Guardin and Snow.
Powfu’s genre can vary from chill-lo-fi to hype-punk. He finds inspiration through older punk-rock bands as well as newer hip-hop artists such as G-Eazy and Madeintyo.
“death bed (coffee for your head)” is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music. Check this out: