Today, Motown/Blacksmith Recordings released “Eyes Closed,” a track from Ted When’s forthcoming EP. The song, which Ted wrote with producer DJ Equal, offers a wistful look back at a previous relationship and the words that were left unsaid. Download / stream “Eyes Closed” HERE. The vibrant, dreamlike visualizer, which premiered earlier today on Wonderland, was created by Los Angeles-based artist Mishko. Watch it now below.
Ted When says, “‘Eyes Closed’ is about unrequited love. That feeling of regret in never telling a person how you really feel and thinking about how things could’ve been different.”
“Eyes Closed” follows Ted’s debut solo single, “Edge Off.” In this interview with THE FADER, he describes how his move to Nashville – and the ensuing sense of isolation – led him to write “Edge Off.” The Music Ninja praised the song as ‘remarkably relevant during the current global landscape.” View the visualizer, created by Milan-based painter/set designer/visual artist Giuseppe Ragazzini, HERE.
Born in Cedar Rapids, Ted formerly fronted the acclaimed indie band Mansions on the Moon. The singer/songwriter/producer has toured with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller and worked in the studio with The Neptunes. All of these elements and experiences inform his new, genre-defying sound. Ted built his own home studio in Nashville – and built this new phase of his creative life completely from scratch, no previous solo releases, no social media profile, just leading with the music. His history, though, comes out not only in the remarkable range of his sonics, but also in the heart of his writing.