Master Peace has released euphoric new single “Eyez On You” and announced the release date of his debut EP, Love Bites.
“Eyez On You” is an addictive bop with a fluid attitude to genre recalling the late Juice WRLD in the way it effortlessly blends indie pop with an emo rap sensibility.
The music video for “Eyez On You” features Peace and a companion diving in tropical waters with not a care in the world. This tender romance is juxtaposed with shots of the couple back in the grimy streets of London, looking like a new-age Bonnie and Clyde. Just like previous singles “Regular Feelings” and “PNE”, the new music video is built around the powerful image of black love – something Peace believes is “an important symbolism right now.”
The new single will be part of Master Peace’s first EP “Love Bites”, which will be released on 5th of November. The risk-taking artist, who blurs genres such as pop, indie, grime, electro, R&B, and emo, says the six-track EP was inspired by his own childhood. Growing up on an estate in Morden, Peace enjoyed listening to grime and road man rap with his friends. However, he was secretly playing bands like Bloc Party, No Doubt and The Arctic Monkeys on his headphones at home.
“This EP is all about tapping into those teenage years, definitely, and all those bands that I loved!” explains Peace. “It’s a very playful vibe and I guess these tracks are rooted in indie as I wanted people to feel that euphoric feeling you get when you’re a teenager and you’re just hanging out with your mates playing FIFA. Listening to “Love Bites” should makes you feel those butterflies in your stomach like when you first met your girlfriend or boyfriend. It’s a record about falling in love and that warm fuzzy daze everybody is in between the ages of 17 to 20.”
The six songs are full of warmth and addictive hooks that worm their way into your brain, refusing to leave. “Never Wanna Be” is a funky, otherworldly R&B tune, where Peace pledges: “I can’t see you with another man”, while the title track is a song about getting your heart broken and putting the pieces back together. Previous singles “Regular Feelings” and “PNE” tapped into reggae and guitar pop and were both designed to be screamed by crowds. As a package, it’s a dose of sunshine amid a time where things feel overwhelmingly dark.
Peace says his aim with this EP is to create communal moments and songs that leave a mark on pop culture. “I loved Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds – it just spoke to me when I was a kid. I want this record to make people feel the same way. These songs should just make you feel good.”
Although he has a wide array of influences, Peace mostly just wants to sound like himself. He hopes this EP will mark the start of his ascent into a household name on the UK pop charts. “I don’t sing or talk with a forced American accent. I’m 100% me and I don’t care if people laugh at me. I am not trying to sound like anyone other than Master Peace. I sing like when I’m talking. It works for me to sing in that way, and I think it shows my fans that I’m just one of them. They’re my mates. It’s down-to-earth and full of good energy.”