Singaporean R&B trio brb. has finally released its second extended play titled “fleur.” Propelled by modern, soulful production and catchy beats, the four-track EP represents a solid transition for the group.
“fleur” is an upbeat affair with crossover tendencies and made more compelling by brb.’s more refined vocal chops. The lead track titled “saint” embodies where the trio’s music is headed next while also marking a number of firsts with all members lending their vocals to the track.
Comprising of Auzaie Zie, Clarence “Clo” Liew and Marc Lian, brb. creates music that amalgamates the nostalgia of the 1980s and 1990s with the sounds of today. Since their debut in late 2018, they have garnered listeners from across Asia with their iconic songs “Cool With It” and “Talking To Myself.”
According to Liew, “saint” is a metaphorical representation of the unexplainable attraction that blurs the lines between love and manipulation. He said, “Dark and sultry, the brassy beats and guitar riffs draw you into a swelling chorus that will surely leave you dancing in your seat.”
The other three “fleur” tracks are “juice,” “honeymoon” and “move.” At 9:00 p.m. SGT on July 2, 2021, brb. will premiere a live performance of “saint” on YouTube.
Heavily inspired by Zie, Liew and Lian’s personal stories and emotions, each brb. song is a sonic representation of a moment, a feeling and a state of mind. The group’s second EP marks the beginning of a slew of collaborations with artists from different Asian countries including Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.