leeds quintet eades have released a snappy new single and announced their debut ep 'microcosmic things' to be released july 10th. 'forget what you want' juxtaposes solemn, anxiety-ridden themes with the sunny sounds of an indie summer classic. listen here:
the pensive lyrics are the result of a collaboration between vocalist harry jordan and a close friend who has struggled with addiction in and out of rehab over the last couple of years.
'it's about a malcontent mind, who whilst trying to sleep, without the distractions of day to day life, gets caught up in an abstract etiological search for the root of all his current problems,' the writing partner elaborates. 'the chorus refers to how dark moments are often more formative than happy times: you simply experience and enjoy happy moments, whereas dark moments can linger, stew and twist you irrevocably.'
speaking on the collaboration, harry says 'i have worked with him in the past and have always found his way of writing incredibly honest and raw whilst being able to deliver the message in such a colourful way. the song was influnced by synecdoche, new york's funeral poem and a quote from don delillo's underground. the chorus also references cormac mccarthy's the road'.
grounded in their sound and intention, eades have exhibited an eyes-open approach to the world around them and their music's place in it. they recently raised close to £1000 for the NHS with proceeds from a recorded standalone single. taking inspiration from the likes of talking heads, velvet underground, parquet court and thin lizzy, eades have a wide range of influences all filtered through the band's lofi approach to create a sound that is both familiar and utterly their own. eades have already started turning heads across the board and will release their debut ep, 'microcosmic things' on july 10th via bam bam records.