‘Let’s Skip To The Wedding’: Filipino star Eyedress makes his mark in the US with emotive and experimental LP

Filipino singer/songwriter and rapper Eyedress is all set to drop his album ‘Let’s Skip To The Marriage ceremony’, his first since transferring to the United States from the Philippines, due out subsequent Friday, August 8. A passionate exploration of the themes of affection, settling down, adjusting to life in a brand new metropolis, and getting ready to welcome a baby into this ever-changing world, ‘Let’s Skip To The Marriage ceremony’ channels the uncertainty of 2020 into an eclectic assortment of songs and a beloved up treatment for the occasions.

Eyedress is the alias of Filipino artist Idris Vicuña, previously the lead guitarist of psychedelic indie/noise-pop band Bee Eyes. Born in 1990 in the metropolis of Makati, Philippines, Vicuña relocated to the US with his household at the age of 6. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona earlier than transferring to San Clemente, California at the age of 13, the place he began enjoying bass in a Crass-influenced crust-punk band. In 2005, Vicuña moved again to Manila, and finally launched his first solo file entitled ‘Listening to Colours’ in 2013. Properly obtained by music blogs, the album led to him signing his first file deal with XL Recordings imprint Abeano. He adopted up in 2016 with his second full size, ‘Shapeshifter’, together with a title observe that includes King Krule beneath his Edgar The Breathtaker alias.

Eyedress (Photograph credit score: Razy Faouri)

After two years, Vicuña returned as soon as extra with the 2018 launch, ‘Delicate G’, which noticed the artiste take a step additional with his lyrics. The album, as such, featured a deeply private reflection on the joys and pains of his life in Manila advised via the kinds he was influenced whereas rising up in the US, together with R&B, dream-pop, indie rock, punk rock, and G-funk. A extra solitary affair, ‘Delicate G’ was recorded virtually fully by Vicuña himself in his bed room and took the singer’s sound into a lot refined and visceral territory. Following the launch of ‘Delicate G’, Vicuña relocated from Manila to Los Angeles, and in 2019, he shared levels as Eyedress with acts like Homeshake, Get pleasure from, Jasper Bones, N8NOFACE, and B Cool Support.


In the leadup to the launch of ‘Let’s Skip To The Marriage ceremony’, Vicuña dropped the single ‘Can I See You Tonight?’, which served as the good appetizer for the remainder of the file. The observe itself was a collaborative mission between the artiste and his girlfriend, crafted proper earlier than the two parted and recorded throughout the brief moments of reunion they shared. Talking about the observe, Vicuña shared, “The tune is about the early occasions once I began seeing my girlfriend. All the first dates and desirous to see her actually unhealthy day-after-day and each evening. The feeling of desirous to be collectively all the time and falling in love.” The tune makes for some really simple listening, with the artiste’s muffled voice pairing completely with his distinctive model of psych-pop/rock. However as dreamy as this observe is, it’s however a glimpse into what ‘Eyedress’ is all about.

‘Final Time I am Falling In Love’ is one other standout off the file, and this one comes with a music video that’s finest described as a fever dream. Directed by Bobby Astro, the visuals for this tune, in simply two and half minutes, takes us on a love-fueled automotive chase via consistently shifting worlds, with Vicuña, starring as Eyedress, enjoying the position of a getaway driver and his pregnant girlfriend, Elvia, enjoying the position of a mermaid. It is odd and it is quirky, however most significantly, it’s soothing as hell. Which, finally, is the finest method to describe the sound and vibe that Eyedress provides.


‘Let’s Skip To The Marriage ceremony’ is a splendidly experimental file that blends parts of psychedelia with electronica, pop with rock, and commentary on every day life with the emotional upheavals that go alongside with change. And that, actually, is what makes this launch really feel like a therapeutic balm, completely match for the occasions however not one that can fall into obscurity as soon as our lives return to regular.

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