Toronto’s Tommy Paxton-Beesley had a hand in writing, recording, producing, and mixing his sophomore EP as River Tiber–a peculiar pop project rooted in left-leaning R&B and striking trip-hop experiments. We’ve been familiar with River Tiber for a while now, gravitating heavily toward previous tracks like “The Star Falls” and “The City.” Earlier this year, the one-man outfit dropped “No Talk,” the lead single from the When The Time Is Right EP, a sweeping orchestral-trap ballad as surreal as it is sexy.
Two weeks before the release of When The Time Is Right, River Tiber unveiled “Let You Go,” the stunning centerpiece to an equally fascinating five-track EP. “Let You Go” is like a powerful sedative, the way it saunters and grooves with steam-hissing drum machines and warbled synth lines. “I only want you when I let you go,” Tommy repeats on the chorus, “It turns to water when I try to hold it.” The production is expertly constructed, spare and simple at times to lend Tommy’s spectacular voice ample room, dense and sizable at others. Tune in and fade out.
Stream the newly released When The Time Is Right EP below.