Opener "Brooklyn Drugs" finds Berhana singing about his new home over a hypnotic, minimalist beat of simple drums and a woozy synth line. That soon segues into the confessional "80s," a quiet rumination on life with an easy groove that loops you in, and laid-back bop of "Janet." Things then get experimental with the spacey sounds of instrumental "Relapse" and "Wade Green," which features perhaps the purest taste of his flow before he switches to his tried and true sing-rap stylings to close out the track. Closer "Grey Luh" picks back up on the lyrics at the end of "Wade Green," though this time they're accompanied by island-inspired production that keeps the track afloat in a playful warmth that's endearing.After listening to Berhana, the Frank Ocean comparisons will be inevitable, and they're somewhat warranted, as both fellas offer songs and songwriting that reflect unique perspectives that aren't necessarily considered mainstream. However, it's safe to say that Berhana is his own artist and has a vision all his own.
Though, so far, he's kept most of his personal details to himself, allowing the music to speak on its own, we look forward to learning more about him and hearing what else Berhana has in store. If it's anything like what we've gotten, he's in no danger of being light-skin Aunt Viv'd anytime soon. You can check out his EP in full (and grab a free download from his website) below. Stick around after that to peep the creative visuals for "Janet" and "Wade Green" as well.