Newcomer Naylor (Peter Ibbetson) shares his superb debut release ‘The Message’. A buoyant, intoxicating house cut made as an ode to the 2020 festivals that never happened.
Nurtured in lockdown, this first cut is destined to be heard by masses. Sharing more on the track Ibbetson explained: “The Message is the beginning of the Naylor project. Written at the start of 2020, it represents a longing for so many things that weren’t (And still Aren’t) possible…I was imagining it being played live at the festival that never was. Made during the enforced lockdown yet made with no restrictions, making music for music’s sake. I wanted to make something that had driving drums but retain a sonic landscape that can conjure different images and escapism for the listener. “
Born in West Yorkshire, to musical parents; his dad a piano player and composer for film and his mum, a dancer. They nurtured his natural connection with music, bringing him up on an essential diet of Motown, Soul and The Beatles.which saw him taking to the piano as soon as he was old enough. He then went on to study Jazz at college in Cornwall.
Later Ibbetson moved to Catford, South London, to find more opportunities in music. It was there he moved into a more electronic sphere, getting to grips with new hardware and playing weird and wonderful gigs of all shapes and sizes. Deep in the hustle; always taking the call, always saying yes. The hustle soon paid off, as Peter became a live musician, touring around the world with the likes of George Fitzgerald, Rosie Lowe and Makeness.
Now ready to launch his new solo project, Naylor is sat on a wealth of intricate, electronic offerings. ‘The Message’ is a big room ready, statement of intent with a glossy blueprint that recalls Settle-era Disclosure. With warm pads and a catchy chopped-up vocal, “The Message” captures Peter’s astute ear for melody and texture. Eager to translate it into a captivating live show with a full band, this artist is definitely one to keep all eyes on.