Eyedress makes dark, vocal synth pop with a shimmer and polish that’s far more advanced than his modest means of production might suggest. Crystalline synths, rumbling arpeggiations, and cool, impassive vocals litter almost every track, which have a moody, twilit vibe, a mixture of the noir disco aesthetic that Johnny Jewel perfected across the Italians Do It Better catalogue and the rhythms of modern rap. Granted, Eyedress’ sound isn’t exactly a radical one – it was already familiar a few years ago, and it’s only grown in popularity since the release of Drive – but his music really does go beyond the cosmetic elements of this sound, not just in terms of melodies, vocal, and songwriting, but in its lyrical content.
Tracklist: the milk of feeling (feat. lemmon) / after hours (feat. yus) / salaamin (feat. skint eastwood) / mermaid (feat. lofty) / death bed (feat. cat cortes) / everything we touch turns into gold / i knew i was right about this (feat. louise ferguson)