- 09 Jun 22
Then and Now with lead single 'Villians' is out tomorrow. You can see Peter Richardson perform live this weekend at Whelan's.
Dublin singer-songwriter Peter Richardson is set to release debut EP Then and Now tomorrow, June 10. The ambitious four-track project boasts both a refinement of Peter’s folk-rooted sound, as well as bigger and bolder tracks.
To celebrate the release of his debut EP, Peter will be playing a show upstairs in Whelan's on July 3. You can also catch his debut festival appearance at Kaleidoscope festival June 24-26. This summer marks an exciting next step in the career of this emerging artist.
Then and Now's featured single 'Villain' is beautifully realised and brought to life alongside producer Cian Sweeney (1000 Beasts). The focus track is nuanced with Peter's distinctive vocals, piano, and a catchy beat. It is by far the biggest and boldest track on the EP, exploring a much darker, more brooding aspect of his sound - a stark contrast to his earlier works. Featuring haunting backing vocals and crushing emotion, this dramatic track serves as a cathartic release of pain and anger, with each cutting lyric and bold verse building to a final, emphatic conclusion.
23-year-old Peter Richardson has been an avid songwriter since the age of 15. After testing the waters with his original songs at a college open mic, Peter began properly recording his music at home in the summer of 2020. That October, he released his debut single 'The End of The World', an indie folk ballad with choral vocals and stirring, apocalyptic lyrics. Peter’s second single, 'Please Don’t Believe Me', released in March of 2021 to further expand his ambitious home-crafted sound.
Across the new EP, the tracks describe the end and beginning of a journey, from a place of darkness to a place of light, from ‘Then’ to ‘Now’. Peter explored this idea both in subject matter and instrumentation, with the melancholic, dark opening two tracks drawing a dramatic contrast to the uplifting previous singles ‘Pray’ and ‘The Coast’.
Listen to Peter Richardson's April single 'Pray' below.