EDEN @ Academy 2
Friday 27th April 2018, 7.30pm
On his 2016 breakthrough EP i think you think too much of me, EDEN struck a rare balance of ingenuity and intuition with its guitar-heavy take on electronic pop. With vertigo, he takes an even more instinct-driven approach to his music, a process he perceives as a form of exploration. “Even when I’m writing, I don’t feel like I’m actually creating anything,” he says.
“It’s more like I’m uncovering something that’s already there. Like how an archaeologist doesn’t create a fossil — they’re just finding it and uncovering it, and maybe rearranging it if it’s broken. Releasing this body of work is terrifying and exciting and overwhelming for me. A lot of it is so personal. This album is not a coming-of-age story, but it caused one.”
The first single “gold” comes on the heels of EDEN’s previous song, “start//end,” which has racked up more than 1.4 million plays on Spotify since its release in September. Ng shot the song’s official video in London, Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles, New York, Belgium, and around his home in Dublin. A jack-of-all-trades who writes, plays, and produces all of his own music and plays multiple instruments onstage, Ng directed, filmed, and edited the video himself. The clip trended on YouTube and has now amassed over one million views, thanks to support from EDEN’s devoted fanbase. Watch it here.
The lead single from i think you think too much of me, “sex,” was praised by Lorde and was hailed by Consequence of Sound as a “vulnerable synth-tinted pop track that’s about so much more than what’s happening between the sheets.” Pigeons & Planes called second single, “drugs,” “another strong showing from this emerging talent.”
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