Featured photo by Diane Jong
Teenagers often hole themselves up in their bedrooms, overcome by emotions new, old, and downright confusing. Rising Dublin songwriter EDEN saw this part of his life in a more positive light, though, turning all “the feels” into a cathartic and creative outlet. By the very young age of 16, his bedroom project had grown into something that extended well beyond the confines of his childhood home, his pure and honest pop hooks earning him a worldwide online fanbase.
Fast forward a few years and EDEN has only further refined his talents. Last August, he put out his debut EP, End Credits, which has since amassed a jaw-dropping 27 million streams. His cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”, released in November, found similar success in the amount of one million plays.
EDEN, now 20 years old, is hoping to conquer 2016 in much the same way with his latest offering “Sex”, a vulnerable synth-tinted pop track that’s about so much more than what’s happening between the sheets. “We were just having sex, no I would never call it love/ But love, oh no, I think I’m catching feels and I don’t know,” he sings matter-of-factly, his sentimental innards spilling out by the second and with every new line.
In the song’s accompanying music video, which Consequence of Sound is also premiering here, a couple can be seen dealing with the various stages of their relationship. The beautifully shot clip, filmed in Australia and Tokyo by director Toby Morris, features moving scenes that recall the 2004 classic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
EDEN once said that his project “goes beyond music really,” adding that he wanted to “give people something to hold onto.” Well, consider “Sex” that something that stays on your mind well after it’s ended.
“Sex” is taken from EDEN’s forthcoming EP, i think you think too much of me, due out August 19th. Pre-order a copy here.