After hearing J Warner perform the EP on stage earlier in March, I knew the studio version would also deliver the same emotion and intensity. EST.1990 is the debut EP from the London based singer-songwriter and it’s three-dimensional nature is a testament to J Warner’s craft and experimentation. The EP includes features from Wretch 32 and spoken word artist Kojey Radical who has also been making waves over the past year.

EST.1990 is an emotional affair, displayed through the intricate songwriting and J Warner’s soulful vocal range. The EP itself can be described as a musical journey, hence the title. Complex issues are tackled in a manner that has one thinking deeply, which is made possible through J Warner’s ability to speak directly to the listener. It’s the embodiment of a lifetime’s worth of musical experiences and trials wrapped up in a 35 minute long project, and every second of it is compelling. It’s but an example of what J Warner has to offer and hopefully it won’t be long before we see him selling out venues in London.

 

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Words by Jesse (@MarvinsCorridor)

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