Until The Ribbon Breaks – ‘A Taste Of Silver EP’

By the closing track, you’re in no doubt that’s what ‘A Taste Of Silver’ is

The first track on Cardiff producer Pete Laurie Winfield’s debut EP, ‘2025’ opens on a curious declaration: “I was born with my back to the stars”, he says with diction that sounds more RSC soliloquy than future-R&B manifesto. Yet by the time he reprises the phrase on the closing track, you’re in no doubt that’s what ‘A Taste Of Silver’ is. As a producer, Winfield splices together a wide range of influences. As a songwriter, he’s equally adept: “I would’ve killed Romeo and saved Juliet/But I don’t write stories that time won’t forget” he sings on ‘Romeo’. He doth protest too much.

Barry Nicolson

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Record label: Republic