Music doesn’t stop and neither does Miles Canady. Already just a few weeks into 2018, Miles releases his EP titled, Prince Pastel. The album introduces the world to Prince Pastel, Canady’s alter ego. While Miles appears more reserved, introverted, and mild in demeanor, Prince Pastel is the exact opposite. Outspoken, confident, and possibly ego-driven are all words that can describe the self proclaimed “baddest bitch”, Prince Pastel. Yet, no matter who you can relate to more, the duality of Miles Canady and Prince Pastel alone is interesting by itself. Now there’s an EP to accompany the Prince Pastel personality. Familiarize yourself with Prince Pastel with a rundown of the album and links to listen below.
The EP begins with “Prince Pastel (Intro)”, a bass heavy record with powerful synth pianos, formally introducing Miles alter ego, Prince Pastel. Miles doesn’t hold anything back, immediately letting us know what you hear now is what you’re going to get from Prince Pastel. What you hear is a brash flow on full attack mode. Think of meeting a person for the first time and they come on a very strong. That’s exactly what Prince Pastel does on the intro track.
“Arizona” serves as Prince Pastel’s theme song and the second track on the EP. On “Arizona” we get the full Prince Pastel aesthetic from an infectious chorus. “Beam whippin, Arizona tea sippin, pink fitted…”. You’d be hard pressed not to get that stuck in your head after one listen. Get a deep dive on Arizona here.
“Tell Your Friends” is the third track from the Prince Pastel EP. While not as bouncy as the songs it follows, “Tell Your Friends” is instead more pop influenced, displaying Prince Pastel’s versatility. Not only can he rap but he can sing too. The fun, and energetic record touches the surface on the bright side of having a secret relationship with someone. You should take notes.
The fourth track on Prince Pastel, “Facetime”, is an Amine/Goldlink/Gambino influenced single. Originally, the song wasn’t supposed to make the album, but Miles gained so much praise from fans that it had to be added. It’s currently the only track with a music video, shot & directed by Jacquees’ personal photographer, Hype Trilliams. The song undoubtedly makes Facetiming seem much more appealing. Who doesn’t want to see some new tricks from their significant other on Facetime? Tim Cook, cut the check!
Next up on the Prince Pastel track list is “They Love Me”. Another bass heavy record, with quick stabbing synths and amplified autotune rap. Prince Pastel flexes all over the bouncy record, a clear testament to his egotistical personality. Prince Pastel doesn’t just insist they love him, he demands it.
“No, We Can’t Talk”, is the only song on the entire EP with a feature. The song offers the last and final piece to solving who Prince Pastel is. Through confident and exuberant records throughout the album, the last one shows that even though Prince Pastel exists, so does Miles, and with one comes the other. The song’s intro has an interesting flip of Oh Wonder’s record “Landslide” as also seen on Lil Uzi Vert’s “The Way Life Goes”. Prince Pastel may be pure confidence but Miles still feels, this song is proof.
Check out Prince Pastel on one of the many streaming services here