Pete Wilde Releases New EP “Sugar & Smoke”: Streaming
- Los Angeles-based guitarist and singer-songwriter, Pete Wilde released his new EP “Sugar & Smoke” back in April.
He created the EP with ‘80s and ‘90s R&R sound, and drew police violence, self-destructive clubbing, and emotional co-dependency.
“I am making rock music with groove and a ‘black’ sound that isn’t just funk or pop, but real, original rock ’n’ roll. We have essentially given it away because it doesn’t reflect or cater to us anymore,” says Pete Wilde. “I think it is important to insert black voices back into culture right now. It’s like making real ‘juice’ again from the source. Right now we have Tang, I want to make real orange juice.”
He explained about the EP title, “‘Sugar & Smoke’ is a metaphor for good and bad. You’ve gotta take the smoke with the sugar sometimes. I wanted to make songs that sound light and fun on the surface, but once you listen more and peel back a couple layers you see they’re all rooted in dark places. So this was me making sugar out of smoke.”
- source : SoundCloud