Fariz Jabba has big plans this year.

The Singaporean rapper returns with his first single of 2023, “Masuk” (‘Enter’ or ‘Get In’), produced by longtime collaborator FlightSch, which follows the 16 Baris alumnus professing his love to a woman who’s got him “hooked in love” but “isn’t afraid to show how deep he is in it.”

“With this verse, I feel this sense of relatable existence and personal significance,” he shares in a press statement. “It is a moment where I open myself up to vulnerability and to enable myself to let the song consume each individual organically.”

Fariz Jabba also said that “Masuk” is his way to “push the boundaries of what the music industry expects from Malay artists,” where he opts out of the typical rap bravado and instead shows a more vulnerable side to him. “It’s not about alpha energy, it’s about what feels right to you,” he adds.

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The Def Jam South East Asia artist also revealed that he’s putting out a new album this year. Describing it as “a statement of a lost generation,” he says he wants to “take this album as an opportunity for people to release that it’s okay to be lost, or perceived as ‘weird’. There are no boundaries to how good a soul you can be, or project yourself, as when you truly believe in your craft.”

Watch the Jasper Tan- and Vadbibes-directed “Masuk” video below: