Vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN has released his new song “love, death, distraction” via all digital partners. In addition, V Magazine has premiered the video for “love, death, distraction” — the third single from EDEN’s upcoming sophomore album, no future (due out February 14 via Astralwerks). Listen to “love, death, distraction” HERE and check out the video now below.
The follow-up to EDEN’s recent single “projector,” “love, death, distraction” is a layered reflection on social-media-induced ennui. “If you’re on Instagram and you see someone doing something amazing and you’re jealous, you can just put down your phone and go do something amazing too,” says the Dublin-bred artist born Jonathon Ng. “But most of the time we just keep scrolling—it’s so easy to forget that we have that choice, and so we end up feeling stuck by things that actually aren’t sticky. And on the other side of that, this constant exposure to so many possibilities can make it hard to settle, and then we keep throwing things away in search of something better.”
As with all of his music to date, “love death distraction” was performed, recorded, and produced by EDEN at his home studio.
Filmed in Kazakhstan and directed by EDEN’s frequent collaborators Zhang + Knight, the video for “love, death, distraction” documents the transport of a destroyed airplane in a dead-of-night journey across the country. With its desolate landscapes and unsettling simplicity, the video gently intensifies the song’s stark and lonesome mood.
“Giving emotionality to an inanimate object isn’t easy,” note Zhang + Knight. “We went with the concept of a plane that really wants to fly but can’t fly, which seems to capture the melancholy and weird emotional space of the song.”
Released in January 2018, EDEN’s debut album vertigo shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in 12 countries, racking up over 200 million streams globally thanks in part to the singles “start//end,” “gold,” and “crash.” To date, EDEN has amassed over one billion streams for vertigo and his two EPs: 2015’s End Credits and 2016’s i think you think too much of me — a Billboard 200-charting EP featuring the Lorde-supported lead single “sex.” With the vertigo World Tour selling out across the globe, spring 2019 saw the premiere of “909” – a stand-alone track and the final song released in the vertigo era.