Playful Sacramento soulster Tynethys’ open-hearted slow jam “TFZ” finds the Main Attrakionz collaborator shouting out his mom and dad for staying together. He also compares himself to Bart Simpson’s principal, Seymour Skinner, in a way that imagines a smoother Mac Dre (that is, if he were raised on ’90s R&B). Produced by cloud-rap architects Friendzone (Main Attrakionz’s “Perfect Skies”, A$AP Rocky’s “Fashion Killa,” and Antwon’s “Automatic” to name a few of their Internet hits), “TFZ” oozes along thanks to the East Bay beatmaking duo’s signature bed of melting synths. Though, the track’s wobbling drums and skittering snares suggest the song has some West Coast rubbery rap influence as well. The rest of the singer’s new record is produced by Tynethys himself (it’s pronounced “teen-theez” by the way), though if previous singles “Hump Day” and “Hiyah” are any indication, then the rest of his album is just as cloudy and ’90s-inspired “TFZ.”
“TFZ” will be featured on Tynethys’ free download album Thyluxe, out April 22 on FHOD Records.