Ahead of his debut album, Rema shares new AJ Tracey-assisted single “FYN”

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With every passing day this March, the release of Rema’s debut album draws closer. The Mavin superstar is no newcomer to riding the wave, letting every new song speak for him while he otherwise stays out of the news. Further immersing listeners into the self-described afro rave, Rema has shared a new single ahead of his debut album release later this month.


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The new single, “FYN” features UK rapper AJ Tracy, who officially becomes the first act to feature on Rema’s own song. The Kel P-produced song is short for Fresh Young Nigga and sparkles with laid-back elements, a seductive drum line and eccentric keys lining its seams. Rema’s energy is dialled down a bit from his previous release, here exuding his characteristic charm through unique vocalisations.

While he’s still expressing the glistening allure of his celebrity, Rema will appeal to young audiences in his outsized awareness, his style of always overlooking those “hating on me” because he’s young and doing it. Elsewhere, he talks his shit and brags like only Rema can (“Miami bitch, chilling with the baddest bitch/ F**k her in the West and I fly her to the South Side”), often making his point in hyper-realised sexualisations and laidback enthusiasm.

Tracey makes a good feature, infusing the authoritative energy British rappers are famed for. His verse delights as a lyrical presentation, finely complementing the melodic contributions of his host. “You hearing lies if you ain’t heard I’m the best/ Me and Rema got the remedy to purge your distress,” he raps.

We’ve always known that Rema can beast on any track but this groove is just different. Extending the brilliance of “Calm Down”, it’s two out of two for Rema, a thrilling setup to what is unarguably the most anticipated album of the year.

Stream “FYN” below.