Label: EMI Records
Released: 2nd July 2021
Master Peace is showing us yet again that he can’t decide which of his varied influences to lean into the most – and why should he? Merging the best elements of RnB, pop and rock, ‘Public Display Of Affection’ is his next release to depict a sonic implosion of colour and genre, jumping between moods at will.
The titular track ‘PDA’ is a prime example of the irresistible catchiness and conviction he indisputably builds, laying the foundations of the song with sharp guitar tones that quickly become overwhelmed by big beats and smooth vocals, bringing a high level of energy to his thematically romantic and reflective writing.
Following his recent features, Master Peace has once again utilised some effective collaborations across this release, especially with Mae Muller’s verse on ‘Boyfriend’; her elegant delivery is complemented by subdued shredding and chanting hooks. The two performances bounce off each other, as well as the vigour of the environment, to charmingly stride the fine line separating confidence and arrogance.
Starring no real down moments, although it does taper off into a more pensive spirit, this blaring and punchy mixtape abides by no tags, no labels, and no restraints. Master Peace continues to curate his own bright world, and ‘Public Display Of Affection’ is yet another refined notch on his distinguished belt.