If you haven’t heard of Eyedress, you definitely have some homework to do.
26-year old Manila, Phillipines based musician & producer, Idris Vicuña, also known as Eyedress, is serving us up a refreshing & alternative incorporation of sounds. Meshing down-tempo beats, tranquil synths, and faded vocals, Eyedress constructs & manufactures unchanging ballads influenced by indie rock, Atari classics, distress, heartache, and hallucinogens — most of which a great deal of us can connect with.
‘High Street Drive By‘ reveals Idris speaking on his journey through a period of which he experienced divorce, getting kicked out of his own home, & even getting dropped from his then label, XL Records. Respectively, he was vulnerable enough to open up to his listeners about his hardship that normally, most would be too embarrassed or humiliated to share. It was incredibly inspiring to read and absorb his story in that regard. We all experience times when things just seem to be crashing all around us, however it truly caught my attention realizing that he chose acceptance and proceeded to move forward, continuing to gift the world with undying hits.
After a series of trials and tribulations, Eyedress was then signed with London-based record label, Lex Records, in March of 2016, which you could only imagine the sense of newfound hope & contentment in association to the signing.
This song appearing on Eyedress‘ latest album ‘Manila Ice’, which released June 2, 2017, is available on all major streaming platforms listed.
Press play on “High Street Drive By” and bear witness to all of its vibrant Super Nintendo essence below: