London is rising
After gaining exposure on BBC from his single “Winter’s Coming Up,” Terrence Orlando is back with a three-track EP, Issues In Representation.
“This project came about through me understanding my own fears and what holds me back,” says the South London artist. While short, Issues In Representation has a clear mindset — according to Orlando, “How not to give a fuck.”
Terrence Orlando’s range is clear on the project, going from hip hop to R&B with ease. Same with the production. The light, bouncey vibe of “Wish You Were Me” feels right at home with the drum & bass of “Be Who You Wanna Be.”
“Be who you wanna be /
Be who you wanna be /
But don’t be like them /
‘Cause them don’t even wanna be them”
Issues In Representation offers us a glimpse into Terrence Orlando’s versatility, with three tracks that all offer something different, while remaining cohesive. The London hip-hop scene has been slept on in these parts for quite a while; it’s finally getting the shine it deserves.
Stay on the lookout for Orlando’s next EP Boys Will Be Boys coming soon, and stream Issues in Representation below. Let us know what you think in the comments.