The name Pegasus Warning came to Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, and drummer Guillermo E. Brown in a dream. "It's a pitched down clarion call turned into a drum as a sonic symbol to stay on one's path and follow through on your dreams," he tells us over email.
Guillermo's deft mix of R&B, soul, and experimental production returns on his new EP PwEP2, which comes after a year's hiatus for Pegasus Warning. It's not as if Guillermo hasn't be working, though, as he's the drummer in the house band on The Late Late Show With James Corden. He explains that, at the time of writing, he's done 233 episodes.
The return of Pegasus Warning should be cause for excitement though, with "Read My Mind," written and produced with Robert Lux, being the second track to be released from the upcoming EP. "It is a lullaby for those cold city nights alone, the moments when the only heat is the light from your phone," Guillermo explains. "In between wake and sleep, stirred by heartstrings pulled by the one you want. Flames kept alive via electric waves through the air."
Pegasus Warning's PwEP2 EP is out September 30 via his own label, Melanin Harmonique Records.
Guillermo on which vocalists inspire his work as Pegasus Warning:
I'm inspired by animal vocalists like birds and dogs and by Johnny Hartman, Abbey Lincoln, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, HR of Bad Brains, Sam Cooke, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Corey Glover of Living Colour, Reggie Watts, Saul Williams, Grace Jones, WILLS, ABIAH, Nia Andrews, Moses Sumney, Joey Dosik, Busdriver, Jamie Lidell, Mike Ladd, Theo Bleckmann, NAO, Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band, KOOL AD, Teddy Pendergrass, Chris Cornell, ODB, Bilal, Twin Shadow, Steve Arrington, Beans & HPrizm, DD Bridgewater, Maxwell, Thundercat, AKUA, Prince, Young Fathers, James Brown, Donny Hathaway, NorvisJr, I could go on and on and on.