“To The Place” is the lead single off Pete Beardsworth’s upcoming debut EP titled Pour Un Homme Seul EP. Released on a relatively new label Running Circle, the single takes your on a powerful jazz-fuelled journey with its swirling saxophone leads, impeccable drumming patterns and keys throughout, the textures of this track bring it to life. It slowly changes sonically throughout, building on its percussion and electric energy to amazing results.
The EP itself, which comes out in September, has a moving story. It was written and recording during a period of solitude following a traumatic incident that left Pete without the bottom half of his legs. The EP, which I will review in a separate post, is in intricate portrayal of the spirituality and crazy energy of jazz music. It is something that is already present in his most recent single “To The Place” but can also be heard throughout his whole project. It was been described by Gilles Peterson as “brilliant,” and that’s one hell of a cosign, as well as being played on Worldwide FM and BBC 6Music.
Pour Un Homme Seul EP will be out in September. And just for context, he has collaborated with the likes of Yazmin Lacey on the Black Moon EP released last year, done work for the genre-crossing Invisible Orchestra and had a release on UK label Collective Resonance. What’s more impressive is the fact that he has been busy working on the soundtrack to Chris Rock’s recent Netflix special Tamborine, which is something else you need to check out!
You can listen to “To The Place” below via Soundcloud.