The music here may have house as its bedrock, but really it's a form of 21st century blues and soul. "Friends" pivots around Davis's voice, which is an instrument of its own. A vocal scat loops across the six minutes, acting like a bassline, with little more than echo-laden handclaps and the briefest of pianos dropping by. Its attraction is its simplicity. On "Beautiful" Davis lays down some fidgety, hi-tempo Jersey garage. He locks into a groove then weaves in yet more idiosyncratic vocal tics, whirrs and wobbles.
As befits the title, there's a rawness to the EP's digital-only offering, "One (Live Edit)." Out of the three tracks here, this one sounds the most like Moodymann, an artist Davis has been compared to. As he tweaks the EQs, a deliciously fruity bassline wanders aimlessly underneath—although again it's that wonderful voice that is Davis Jr's most potent weapon.