Rising UK R&B star, Ricardo Williams gives us volume 1 of one of the best R&B projects of 2019, straight off of the back of his critically acclaimed release (Come Over) featuring R&B Royalty Teedra Moses.
Ricardo’s debut EP Intermission, has all the feels of 90’s R&B but with the sound of now. It is a story of love, relationship with a sprinkle of loss. From the opening Dru Hill-esk track, ‘Intermission’ to, ‘Tell Me’ which feels reminiscent of HER and Daniel Cesar to the closing song ‘Forever didn’t last.’ It spells out all the in-betweens of love, however, It’s a moment, a tangent in a wider conversation. It’s the beginning of an ongoing journey with highs and lows narrated with truth and consistency.
The EP features some heavy hitters in the R&B world, both familiar faces and new ones. Including the sensational vocals of Yummy Bingham on the song ‘All I Need.’ It doesn’t stop there, the EP features some of the best producers and songwriters from both sides of the Atlantic.
About the EP Ricardo said: “I wanted to create something that had the same feeling I had when I played any 90/00 R&B act for the first time. I missed hearing music like that, so for me. I also wanted to lay a solid foundation on what will come next. This EP is a perfect mix of what I love and who I am. A big theme running through the EP is relationships and love. I got to a point where I felt like love was missing in the world so I wanted to give the world love again.”
2018 was a big year for Williams which witnessed the release of new music and some milestone live performances. This Included supporting Faith Evans on her UK tour and most recently being signed to the label Recordbox spearheaded by BBC Radio’s heavyweight champion, DJ ACE.
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