In the lead-up to the EP’s release, Ted has been unveiling visualizers produced by leading Instagram creators for each track. Today, he shared the mind-bending visualizer for “Good Things.” View HERE. The clip, which premiered earlier today on Flaunt, was created by @Phibstuff. The song was produced by Ted and Christian Rich (Little Dragon, Snoh Aalegra, Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, Vince Staples).
Ted When says, “‘Good Things’ came from a place of struggle and questioning if it was time to giving up. Sometimes, it seems like we’re doing damage to our future selves by pursuing lofty goals which take financial, temporal and emotional sacrifice. But, it’s those same goals and sacrifices that make us who we are and who we should become.”
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.
Reflecting on what inspires his songwriting, Ted says, “I think about the people I’ve loved in the past, where they are right now, about unrequited love – that theme is in a lot of the songs.”