July 16, 2021

Araya is mixing things up

Managing Editor

Ah, this one fits. Brooklyn-based Araya has yet to disappoint and keeps that going with his latest release, "Favorite Sin" that comes paired with a dope IRL-type video that follows him from his front door to the stage, putting the viewer firmly in the artist's perspective, which is a nice touch. For all of the stodgy releases trying to make Fall Out Boy "rappy" it's cats like this that serve to push things in new and creative directions. Is it rock, rap, R&B? I don't know and it doesn't really have to be classified because it's not trying to be anything else. Similar tropes appear, of course, the "Favorite Sin" here is a woman lost as it often is but it's approached in a more interesting, less straightforward way.