Hey there fans of WLTL! My name is Keely Marolt, I’m a Junior at LT, and I’m one of the music directors here at the station. I love listening to new music and talking about music with other people, so I’ve been enjoying my time as a manager so far. This week, I thought I’d introduce an artist that I believe is on the rise, Eyedress!
Eyedress is a shoe-gaze, dream pop artist from the Philippines, his real name is Idris Vicuña. He peaked my interest a few months prior to me starting management, the song “Jealous” is the first song I heard by him, and I fell in love with it. The harsh minor chords with the simple yet melancholy lyrics is what really drove me to love this song. As the year started I was introduced to his 2017 album “Manila Ice” about his struggle with life and love in the Philippines.
To go along with the awesome cover art, “Manilla Ice” includes many great songs like “Separation Anxiety” and “Big shoes” which uses the same harsh chords and melancholy lyrics as the song “Jealous”. It truly is an introspective album that really lets the listener get a hold of the the feelings Vicuña is trying to convey.
Give Eyedress a listen, You won’t be sorry! Or tune in to 88.1 to hear him on air!