The young star had quite a turbulent time with Columbia, but her performance at the inaugural Afropunk London festival was a blazing affirmation of her staying popularity. Covered byi-Dand one of the hottest new publications in the UK in CRACK MAGAZINE, Purple Ferdinand now paves the way for new unreleased material, starting with this long-awaited new EP. Now having just dropped a first release from the EP on THE FADER, Purple shares her new EP in full. Listen here.
With the tastemaker press hailing Purple one of the most naturally captivating artists coming out of the UK since Sade, first comparisons prove accurate: there is an inherent pedigree, heart and allure seeping out of this 7 track EP; Purple’s playful yet seductive tones give a sophisticated, timeless sound that‘s been one sorely missed in the current wave of inner-city R&B. Swirling through emotions from dreams not being what they seem, her life and loves, the ‘Rain or Shine’ EP is a timely marker of the understated class of someone still so young in her career.