A new single release from Edwrds gives off a vibrant and youthful pop approach with an addicting set of hooks both vocally and musically that break into anthemic choruses that stick with you for hours on end.
"Blind" is the type of song that you could hear on the radio on major pop stations, and it has a great way of incorporating several subgenres as well to build a sort of atmosphere that's a bit unique while still being familiar and welcoming.
The track has a balance of energies that works really well, and I think the most important thing about the whole single is that it lets the artist shine in the best ways possible.
The vocal delivery is passionate and bears some soul but also keeps in mind the pop sensibility that it was birthed from in the first place.
Throughout the song you get a variety of colorful instrumentation both digital and natural and the song has a great way of becoming infectious.
You have elements of rock within the pop along with some hint of R&B and it all comes together with a ton of character.
This is a perfect example of a youth and songwriters that create music with fewer boundaries than their previous generations did which is a beautiful thing because I think that's what the future of music is headed for.
A basic breakdown of genres as a whole can still be called pop as long as it still works as a pop song which this does.
The production is really well built and put together with great attention to detail while the song itself paints a vivid picture from the artist's standpoint.
I think we need more music like this. It's important to have music that obviously comes from someplace real, which is why I was created in the first place, but also is put together without the guidelines of previous pop songs.
That in itself is this sort of freeing style of songwriting and that approach really works for an artist like this especially as it comes off charming.
You still pay attention to what he's saying and why he is saying it. The song becomes quickly relatable and understandable, yet it still screams of that youthful energy and vibrancy that the song really needs to come through properly.
So, it's a great balance of maturity and youthfulness in the songwriting and the performance which is a really unique balance to have.
With the release of such a well-woven single, we wanted to have a sit-down with Edwrds to find out where this truck actually came from and what might be coming up next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay, let's start with "Blind"! This single had a beautifully honest feel and an edgy pop tone! How did this single come about?
The creation of “Blind” began as a letter to my ex I was writing. My head can feel like a mosh pit at times when I’m overthinking so writing something helps me keep afloat. I’m glad to hear it felt honest. I held myself accountable to be raw and authentic on this record if I were to speak on things. For a while the lyrics just sat in my voice memo with a little chord progression. Then the magic happened when I took a trip out to Nashville to think and record in a studio. We finished it up there and here we are now!
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you guys as an artist? When did you fall in love with music?
I’ve always been obsessed with music so it’s kinda hard to pinpoint when that love began.
I started this “artist” journey though I'd say 2016 when I was like 16. Now being 21 I fasho see things differently.
You can hear the growing up in the music.
Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?
Everything. That’s why I’m creating things daily. The new thing for me however has been trusting that which exists nowhere but within myself.
Buzz Slayers: This single has some great styles on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
Thank you! A few to name that relate to this song in my opinion would be Jeremy Zucker, EDEN, and Blackbear!
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
When I’m not working on music, which is rare, I’m spending time with friends and family.
By myself I enjoy tea, walks, the beach, grounding, weed, pizza, I mean the list goes on.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
Recently I have been listening to a lethal amount of Jai Paul. Another gem for y’all is Mk.gee.
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
I actually just got home from doing a 5 show run with Makes My Blood Dance.
I had a blast performing and meeting people in new, as well as familiar places.
Even had the opportunity to perform “Blind” in Delaware the night it was released which was a real full circle moment for me. More live shows soon!!
Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?
“Blind” was one of the few records we finished up in a big studio. Using that space allowed us to take advantage of live instruments and
the inspiration that comes in a complex studio.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
Fans can expect a music visual for “Blind” in the near future. I have also been working on my next album which is exciting.
I haven’t really released a big project since 2020 so I’m happy to have another story brewing.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
May your challenges actually be opportunities;
Be faithful to your soul;
It’s okay to not be okay;