After releasing his debut project August last summer, crooner Ryan Trey returns today (March 22) with his new record “Nowhere to Run” alongside his brother-in-war, Bryson Tiller.
Produced by Vinylz, Trey and Tiller exude seamless chemistry as they each attempt to woo their respective lovers with steely conviction. Trey’s stroke of confidence beams through in lines like, “Say that you new to this, I’m not you, baby/ Tell them other n—-s I rap too crazy.”
Then, Tiller follows suit and doubles down with a swaggering verse of his own. “Hoorah, who’s hot, who’s not, that’s weak /I saw you and told my n—-s, ‘wait that’s me,'” he raps.
According to Trey, once he heard the beat, he already knew what direction he wanted to go for “Nowhere to Run.” “[My manager] Neil played me a beat he got from Vinlyz in Miami a couple [of] months back, and I knew what to do with it immediately,” he tells Billboard. “All I had was the hook when I first played it for Bryson, and he went crazy over it. He laid his verse, and I came back with my own verse, and the rest is history.”
“He reminds me a lot of myself, actually,” Tiller adds. “Very hands-on with his music, has a good head on his shoulders, [he] stays out of trouble and only wants to make his friends and family proud, and I think he’s doing just that.”
Fans of Trey can expect the hyphenate to be more honest in his music going forward. “I’m getting better at removing that subconscious censorship that a lot of artists have where they might only talk about so much, because if it gets too personal, they might feel like they’ll get judged, which I understand,” he says of his newfound candor. “But [for] me I’m laying everything out on the table a lot more, all the negatives and positives going on in my life.”
As for Tiller, he believes the 19-year-old has a great shot at being one of the best artists in music. “I think Ryan has the potential to become one of the dopest artists in the game. He’s only 19 and already has so much to say.”
Listen to “Nowhere to Run” below.