‘Fire For Fire’ EP
(The Full Hundred)
premiered by Complex UK:
St Lucian born, London based artist Poté follows recent EP, ‘Over The Water’ — an EP anchored in his experiences of journeying to London as a child — with bold new four-tracker, ’Fire For Fire’.
Although making his name as a maverick club producer on labels like Portuguese indie giants, Enchufada, Poté’s recent output has seen him find his voice as an artist in his own right. Experimenting with lyricism, self-recorded vocals and live instrumentation, ‘Over The Water’ offered a window into the development of a maturing, firmly idiosyncratic sound.
New EP, ‘Fire For Fire’, which features an eye-catching collaboration with rising star Kojey Radical on the title track, continues along a similar theme, only this time journeying further into Poté’s vision for his music.
Opener ‘Before The Light’, featuring hazy, faded vocals from Carmody, is an immediate case in point, a track defined by leftish textures, glistening orchestral interludes and sporadic, pounding drumbeats. Kojey Radical sparkles on ‘Fire For Fire’, again tapping into a similar sound aesthetic where Poté’s drums, although still a core element of his music, are used skilfully — to enhance rather than dominate.
‘Egosurf’, featuring his own recorded vocals (as with ‘Fire For Fire’), and ‘Last Hour’ both mark further steps into new territory too, demonstrating not only a flair for one-of-a-kind sound design, but also versatility — a key face of Poté’s make up that will see him tour ‘Fire For Fire’ as part of a series of live shows in 2017.
“The EP speaks on the immense battle between following your own advice versus your urges”, explains Poté. “Ultimately it’s a battle between your heart and brain, fighting fire with fire.”
1. Before The Light ft. Carmody
2. Fire For Fire ft. Kojey Radical
3. Egosurf (For All It’s Worth)
4. Last Hour