Today, Memphis rapper Fresco Trey returns with “Key to My Heart,” a soul-baring new single boasting rich melodies and unabashed sincerity. Through memories of Trey’s come-up and flashes of fragile empathy, the Einer Bankz-produced track explores the complications of success and demonstrates the emotional maturity to work through complicated feelings.
Crooning over gentle acoustic guitar strings, Trey tells a story of his transformation from aspiring Memphis local to an artist of national renown. “Brand new whip just to ride around my problems,” he sings. “I don’t feel a thing when I’m with my dogs.” For the hook, Trey describes a glossy lifestyle he’s found himself consumed by: “First class flight, bad bitches every night, I know it’s wrong, but that’s the key to my heart.”
Conflicted, yet unfailingly confident, “Key to My Heart” is Fresco Trey in all of his earnest glory. It follows the release of the buzzing artist’s “Enjoy It,” an Einer Bankz-assisted song that was preceded by Heartbreak Diaries 2, an EP fueled by the vulnerable lyricism that propelled him to success. Full of indelible offerings like “Need You” and “24 Hours,” the EP only added to what’s been a lengthy winning streak for the crooner.
Fresco Trey has quickly emerged as one of rap’s great melody-makers, with an uncanny knack for marrying otherworldly pop with hard-hitting production and inward lyrics. While he was recruited to play college basketball, he opted to pursue his passion for music back in 2018. His decision has paid off, as his pensive, yet mesmerizing singles continue to create new fans. Now, “Key to My Heart” proves that list of affecting songs is still growing by the day.
PRESS ON FRESCO TREY:
“The artist has the melodies on lock, and he knows how to captivate his audience with storytelling and some personal anecdotes. On his latest single ‘Draft Kings,’ that is exactly what he delivers to listeners, and then some.” – HOTNEWHIPHOP
“Fresco Trey is an artist you’re definitely going to want to keep an eye on, and his latest EP Heartbreak Diaries is the perfect place to start your journey as you dive further into his discography.” – LYRICAL LEMONADE
“Fresco Trey is coming into his own.” – HIPHOPDX
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.