River Tiber aka Tommy Paxton-Beesley got a much deserved boost earlier this year when Drake sampled his song “No Talk” for “No Tellin'” one of the best and most introspective tracks off his surprise “mixtape” If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. His smeared R&B sound lends itself easily to Drake’s oeuvre, but River Tiber manages to expand well into his own territory with electronic darkness and a delicate ambience that’s all his own.
“No Talk” kicks off his new mixtape When The Time Is Right and is by no means the only song worth hearing — though it probably still is the strongest. We’ve previously heard the pensive “Let You Go” and the glitchy “Waves,” but “Lost” and the title track are new. Oddly, this EP doesn’t include “Motives,” another new song from Paxton-Beesley that we premiered earlier this year. Listen below.