- Bryon Harris
“Somebody” from the album 21 by Tray Milz & Flau’jae
Review by Brandon Watts & Staff
Tray Milz, born Trayron Lennoris Milton Jr. from Savannah, entered the R&B game to bring raw, relatable, and catchy melodies to this millennium. His artistry takes you to the pop side of R&B and exudes a melodic mood to rhythm and blues. The young singer/ songwriter draws his inspiration from the likes of Chris Brown , Usher, and Trey Songz. Tray has dabbled in all areas of entertainment. Modeling in New York Fashion Week, having been spotted in a few films, and touring with the acts of Mindless Behavior and OMG Girlz—as a backup dancer at just the age of 14—makes this, now 21 year-old, prodigy no stranger to the business. Leaving the young artist with no choice, but to explore his other passion and step into the music realm.
“Somebody” by Tray Milz featuring Flau’jae questions the prospects of love in a modern R&B hit that’s ready to take over the airwaves. The minimalistic track is simple yet addicting with smooth island vibes that would make you think you are about to hear a new Swae Lee or Drake track. Within the first 30 seconds of the song, Tray and Flau’jae have already cemented the song in your head with an undeniably catchy hook.
When you're in love with someone, are you truly devoted to this person? "Somebody" is about falling in love with someone that hasn't healed from their past relationship. To love somebody, you should let go of the past; otherwise, you carry that baggage into the next relationship. The weight that they have is too heavy and ends up hurting you. Tray asks inquisitive questions in the chorus, he sings,
“On the real, do you love somebody? / Can you trust somebody? / Baby do you want somebody? / On the real you can’t trust nobody / And on the real, do you love somebody? / Can you trust somebody? / Now tell me will you ever give your heart to somebody / Do you love somebody? / Do you love somebody? / Ooh, ooh, ooh”
Flau’jae’s light and pure vocals pair perfectly with Tray Milz rich, smooth R&B tone making for quite the pleasing duet as they entrance listeners with harmony at the end of the hook. Showing her versatility, Flau’jae takes on the first verse rapping with a dynamic flow that she consistently switches up with emotive bars about relationship troubles. Her punchy, rhythmic verse is pleasantly contrasted by the soulful, legato of Tray’s verse before moving into the final chorus.
Tray Milz artistry is insightful and in-depth, showcasing that he is a talented songwriter with an expressive heart. His rap style is genuine to his own experiences. The layering and echoing of the vocals seem to be symbolic of the endless questions. Flau'jae's lively and crisp vocals add to the electrifying vibe. Though the song has deep themes, the song is bumping and groovin'.
Tray Milz shows that he has what it takes to break into the industry with a radio-ready sound driven by killer hooks and quality production. Make sure to keep up with Tray Milz by checking out the links below, you won’t want to miss out!
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