Hailing from Dublin, 20-year-old vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN releases his much anticipated EP i think you think too much of me today via Astralwerks. The EP is now available at all digital partners as well as in a variety of exclusive physical packages from EDEN’s store. EDEN premiered the video for his latest track “drugs” yesterday on Pigeons & Planes. “It’s not that I wrote the song about this specific storyline, but the idea that things in your life really only mean as much as you let them connects the visuals with the track and the EP in a powerful way. You can watch the video with an outcome in your mind but things are never quite as simple or straightforward as they seem,” says EDEN.
In the early stages of finding his voice as an artist EDEN, otherwise known as Jonathan Ng, made only one rule for himself, “make something you’d be proud of even if no one ever hears it.” With his new EP, he channels that passion for innovation into a guitar-heavy take on electronic pop and proves himself an artist of uncompromising originality. On ‘I think you think too much of me’, his raw emotionality imbues the heartsick urgency on “sex,” the woozy desperation on “drugs,” and stark fragility on “and.” On “rock & roll,” EDEN brilliantly merges jagged guitar riffs, heady beats, and feverish meditations on ambition or lack thereof (“I got ten weeks of talking bullshit on repeat ‘til I’m burnt out and disappear”), before the song sweetly dissolves into distorted movie dialogue.
Hailing from Dublin, 20-year-old vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist EDEN releases the official video for his new track ‘Sex’. Click here to watch.
Both the song and the video (which was directed by Toby Morris) follow the dissolution of a young couple’s relationship. The emotions can be heard in the explosive highs with strong instrumentation and vocals followed by the raw, vulnerable lows. The track is taken from EDEN’s upcoming EP titled ‘i think you think too much of me’ out August 19, 2016 and currently available as an instant download when you pre-order the EP on iTunes. In addition, fans can get the new single when they pre-order the EP or a variety of exclusive physical packages from EDEN’s store, here.
Growing up in Dublin, EDEN never truly followed the typical music path. Classically trained from a young age, it wasn’t until he began learning new instruments on his own that he discovered his passion for songwriting. Frustrated with the lack of creative control in bands and orchestral groups, EDEN began to hone his production talents at the age of 16. From the bedroom of his childhood home he began to cultivate a large online following, and establish in his own mind the vision for EDEN’s future.
Utilising a ‘less-is-more’ approach, EDEN emphasises a blend of organic and synthesised instruments to create a unique and visceral sound. He seamlessly blends elements of influences that range from Queen and Skrillex to Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer.
In August 2015, EDEN released his debut EP ‘End Credits’. The free release, which he wrote and produced entirely in his bedroom, has amassed over 30 million cumulative streams to date. As a follow up to the success of End Credits, EDEN made one of his boldest moves yet: releasing his unique cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ in November 2015. The cover gained a million cumulative streams in just a week, hitting #1 on HypeM’s popular chart and landing a spot in Spotify’s New Music Friday, demonstrating EDEN’s resonance with his ever-growing fan base.