Memphis artist Fresco Trey returns with a sunny smash to cap off the summer “Feel Good,” featuring Bronx rapper Lil Tjay. The buoyant track arrives alongside an appropriately laidback video. It also marks the announcement of Trey’s debut EP, Heartbreak Diaries arriving October 1st, a release full of the sort of emotional, blurry-eyed anthems that have earned him millions of streams and praise from the likes of HipHopDX, Lyrical Lemonade, and many more.
Built around a breezy guitar line, the “Feel Good” instrumental is the perfect canvas for Trey and Tjay’s rhymes about a carefree day. Trey gets into some tipsy summer fun: “She just want a nigga, fuck her right and make her feel good/Smack it when I hit it, gotta let her know I’m still hood.” Tjay runs through the logistics of no-strings-attached flings, and life as a rising star. The whole track is easygoing, the perfect accompaniment for the warmth of the last days of summer.
The new video for “Feel Good” mirrors the themes of the song, as Trey and Tjay jump from beer pong to basketball as they soak up good vibes. When they’re not doing that, they’re posing in front of vintage whips, basking in the energy of a good time. “Feel Good” continues a winning streak for Trey, who is riding the momentum of his introspective August single, “Fresh Off a Heartbreak.” Both belong to Heartbreak Diaries, an EP that is due for release soon.
Fresco Trey has quietly emerged as one of rap’s great new melody-makers, with an uncanny knack for marrying otherworldly pop with hard-hitting production and inward-looking lyrics. He was recruited to play college basketball but opted to pursue his passion for music back in 2018. Since then, he’s captivated fans and tastemakers alike with his knack for pensive, yet banging rap tracks. Lyrical Lemonade has already raved that “not many music fanatics will have to hear anything more than ‘Feel Good’ to know that this man has some serious talent.” In the wake of his 2021 track “Luv Don’t Live Here,” HipHopDX claimed, “Fresco Trey is coming into his own.”
With vivid tracks like “Feel Good” out and Heartbreak Diaries on the way, Trey will soon make even more fans. With any luck, he’ll be able to help a whole lot more people feel good, too.
ABOUT FRESCO TREY:
For Fresco Trey, connection has always been more important than clout. Powered by gentle melodies and vulnerable emotions, his songs swirl together romance, paranoia, and reflections on his come-up into blurry-eyed anthems for an introspective generation. Floating over moody keys, the Memphis-raised singer, rapper, and songwriter lays himself bare on songs like “Luv Don’t Live Here,” spilling out loneliness and desperate confession. But Trey isn’t afraid to explore the happier parts of himself. He kicks back and soaks up the vibes on hits like “Feel Good.” The single is an example of the talent he hopes will inspire fans through both good times and bad. After sharing his Ruff Ryders EP in early 2019, he broke out with “By My Side,” which showcased his knack for aspirational lyrics and memorable melodies. The track reached the ears of Post Malone and the Texas artist eventually invited Trey to travel with him on tour. With momentum at his back, a Post Malone cosign, and plans for a new EP, Trey is starting to look ahead to a hopeful future. He imagines himself as a superstar, atop the world’s stage. But that’s not what he’s most concerned with. As he thinks about his new music, he just wants to continue to make honest songs that fans can relate to, to help others feel seen and understood. “I’m just trying to show that I’m human,” says Trey.