Dublin born, London based singer, songwriter, and producer EDEN has released his evolutionary new single, “Balling“. Finding EDEN jumping into a realm of fragile guitar riffs and powerfully nuanced lyrical commentary, the track was written as a response to a great personal loss. It serves as a bittersweet acknowledgement of the way life changes as one gets older. Listen to it now below.
The delicate instrumentals on “Balling” soften the emotional blow of EDEN’s stark and vulnerable lyricism, which finds him yearning for the past, for people and places that are now gone. “Balling” thrives in a way that forces listeners to experience the song’s progression and growth throughout the course of the track. There is a beautifully nuanced effort, as the production evokes the feeling of unfettered desire that loss leaves behind.
Speaking about the song, EDEN shared, “At the core of this song is loss. I lost two friends over the space of two years to different but equally tragic circumstances. On one hand it is trying to reconcile the sun-drenched memories, and feelings associated with remembrance, with the prospect of impermanence, and finality. On the other, it contemplates feelings of not being there enough for people you love, even though sometimes there is nothing more to do.
The way I was living at the time in response was fast and borderline impulsive. I think there is self care at times in flippancy. This song is really about support, care, and acceptance – both for yourself and those around you. Soothing the friction burns that come from the rug being pulled from under you.”