On The Record: Peak Futures

For those who have never heard of Peak Futures before, who are they and what is their music about? 
Peak Futures is a collective of artists and musicians that I’ve brought together to create, cross pollinate and expand our ideas with and through each other. Our first album, Colours of the Sun, is a concept album which explores life’s big questions of meaning and significance through a musical journey into space & back. It’s a soul record which has four different featured artists and spans influences from Isaac Hayes to Pink Floyd to Robert Glasper.

What has been the most rewarding/ most enjoyable highlight of your career so far?
Hearing a track a co-wrote with friend and collaborator Pauli the PSM pop up on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio was pretty cool. And meeting B.B. King at Jools Holland. I still have the pick he used that night.

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What have been some major challenges in your music career so far?
Moving country and figuring out how a particular scene works is always challenging, and the two times I’ve done that – going to New York in 2007 and then back to London in 2019 – a major crisis has followed within a year. The 2008 financial collapse and Covid.

What are you grateful for right now in this moment?
Staying healthy, maintaining friendships through the pandemic without actually seeing friends, and having a piano in the house.

Physical copies or streaming sites? I’m a vinyl junkie for sure. But it’s Spotify’s world now – we’re just living in it.

What was your most played song of 2020?    
You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall and John Oates

A playlist you can’t get enough of?
Thelonious Monk Deep Cuts on Apple Music

A dream collaboration?
I’d love to work with Kamasi Washington or Judith Hill

& Lastly, what can fans expect from Peak Futures in the coming year?
We’re itching to see the album splash in a couple of months. Beyond that, there’s a chunk of stone with the next album curled up inside waiting to break out, and I’m just beginning to tap away at it!

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