Mixing indie with heady doses of power-pop, British talent Edenhill is back with a track that demands your attention right from the start. While still early on his journey to pop stardom, this kid is one to watch.
“I wrote ‘Reliever’ to assess the relationship between love and escapism. Whether we sometimes use love and distractions as escapism from our pain, and as a way of avoiding facing the reality of ourselves. From personal experience I noticed, the longer we live with this confusion, the harder it becomes to distinguish between what is real and fake emotion: what is love and what is just us running away from ourselves. So, similar to how we can all hide behind distractions from reality, I thought the song should similarly be deceptive, and hide behind the facade of a glossy, fake, pop aphetic.”
Every now and again, I hear a talent from the UK who catches my attention and makes me feel so damn excited after listening to just one song. This is the case with multi-instrumentalist Edenhill.
Edenhill writes and performs every part of his recordings to create an indie pop sound with a ton of emotional depth.
“‘Afterlife’ was inspired after seeing a close friend dancing at a party who, only a few hours earlier, had opened up to me for the first time about her struggles with depression. From this, the idea of writing a song tackling our relationship with repression, and our personas, was formed. I wanted to create a song that, on the surface, was very danceable and upbeat but, on further inspection, was shrouded in self doubt, anxiety and sadness. A song that musically represented repression.”