INTRO BY MADDEN LEVIN
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
ROSEGØLD, the newest single from Eyelid Kid, has caught some serious attention from loving fans everywhere. After the release of his album, Hometown, which was self-produced, Eyelid Kid was set to work on another great piece, which brings us to his EP releasing early next year. In this interview we ask the man behind the mysterious name about everything you need to know before you rightfully become a fan. Enjoy!
How did you first get your start in the music industry?
EYELID KID: "Growing up my father was a blue’s musician who had a gig almost every weekend... So at a young age, I started performing in a rock band around Austin. Post high school, I joined an art collective that had parties and built a creative community."
In your own words, how would you describe your music?
EYELID KID: "Dark, yet colorful and youthful, yet introspective."
You recently released your latest single, ROSEGØLD. Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song?
EYELID KID: "Well first, I recycled the chord progression from a past track I had never released and used it as a canvas to experiment crafting my own synthesizers. Next, I added a crunchy house beat that really drives the song to new places. The vocal pitching was inspired by Frank Ocean's album Blonde. However, he usually pitched his vocals up while I, for the most part, pitched mine down. I resonated with the mystery it created, it felt like I was able to use my voice as a new instrument."
ROSEGØLD is the first single off of your upcoming EP that will be released early next year. Would you say ROSEGØLD definitely gives a clear insight as to what’s in store for the EP? Or do you think there’s just so much more for us to expect from it?
EYELID KID: "ROSEGØLD sets a pretty clear tone for my future music. However, I think the EP will showcase a larger dynamic range and deeper lyrical concepts."
The single artwork for the song features a few incredibly talented actors; Violett Beane, Tyler Posey, and Sophia Taylor Ali. How would you say the artwork connects to the song?
EYELID KID: "Over the summer the four of us went on a trip to Big Bear with a few other friends, who were also cast-mates in the film they had just wrapped. I had a private link of ROSEGØLD that I hadn't shown to anyone, that I shared with them. It was at that point jamming it in the cabin amongst friends, that I realized this track naturally fit a group atmosphere. Prior to that experience, I had wanted to do a group shoot for a long time because I felt like it has the ability to tell a stronger story, so this crew kind of just fell into place at the perfect time."
Last year, your longtime girlfriend Violett Beane directed, edited, and starred in the music video for your song Landscape. Was this the first time you two worked together on a project? Because you two are so close, was it hard to be in a work environment together?
EYELID KID: "I guess that was the first time we had officially worked together on a project. But no, it wasn't hard at all. In fact, what made it difficult was that Violett and I could move so quickly together that it felt like we had to slow each other down for the rest of the crew."
What would your dream collaboration be like for a song?
EYELID KID: "Producer 40 and artist Childish Gambino."
Aside from the upcoming EP, is there anything else that we can expect from you in the near future?
EYELID KID: "A new live set and a new music video!"