New York City native P. Cruz excitedly drops his new EP, Letter to Miss Ives, today with an exclusive stream right here on AXS. P. Cruz has held various positions in a variety of rock and hip-hop projects (earlier in the year we interviewed his duo project Punskription). In his past endeavors, P. Cruz has realized he wanted to pursue a solo career with his debut EP Letter to Miss Ives.
Pulling from a variety of eclectic influences, P. Cruz tells AXS that "I am inspired by the artists I look up to. This EP, Letter to Miss Ives, was inspired by actress Eva Green; specifically in her role as Vanessa Ives in 'Penny Dreadful.' A year ago, I watched an interview in which Eva’s co-star describes the filming of an iconic seance scene. In this scene, Eva displays multiple emotions and personalities and stayed in character for a multitude of takes. To see, in the episode, and hear how much she gave to this scene because of the dedication to her craft made me want to do the same with mine."
In a recent bio referencing his solo release, he shares that the lyrics to the EP are inspired by Aesop Rock and Saul Williams, resulting in an intense, deep and in his words "personal" EP. He continues sharing with us that he's "proud of all my music, but Letter to Miss Ives is the first time I fully gave myself to a body of work. I focused on what was on my mind and my self-expression rather than what I think listeners might want to hear. I do hope, however, that in being emotionally raw people can still connect with it in a personal or fun manner."
Letter to Miss Ives is released on Newlywed Records. Stream the EP in its entirety in the exclusive stream provided in the music box below.