Filipino indie artist Eyedress (aka Idris Vicuna) has announced his new album, Mulholland Drive. Album gets due on August 27 via Lex Records.
Eyedress teases album Mulholland Drive after groundbreaking works
The announcement comes alongside two new songs. Prada features the New York trio Triathalon. It is accompanied by a vibrant visual directed by Dangy (YG, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Rocky). Also, another song called Braindead.
The new tracks are packaged along the same line as his recently released tracks Something About You and Spit On You. They are two diametrically opposed songs that create a fully fleshed-out world when paired together. Prada is a melodic slow jam and Brain Dead is a fast-paced track. This finds Eyedress continuing to show off his wide artistic range.
As Eyedress tells it, the forthcoming album’s thematic bent embraces positivity and the wondrousness of life around us. Things that are simple pleasures like car rides with your family or appreciating those who are closest to you.
But Mulholland Drive isn’t afraid to deal with more complicated feelings as well. The King Krule collab Chad An Gordy connotes missing family during a time in which it’s harder than ever to reach out and touch our loved ones. Meanwhile, the brisk synth-pop of Body Dysmorphia tackles unrealistic societal standards.
The artist explained,
“It’s about loving your image and who you are. You have to fit into the beauty standards of the world, which is a problem. I wanted to make a song about loving yourself for who you are.”
Eyedress talked about where he’s at in his career and the message he wants to spread with his work.
“This album is about loving yourself and your life. At this point in my life, all the people who support me have made my life better than I can imagine. I’m literally eating off of this, and I want to give back because there’s so much love.”
The forthcoming album is as benevolent of an offering as anyone could possibly hope for. His debut in 2017 was titled Manila Ice. It builds on the sustained excitement surrounding his 2020 album Let’s Skip to the Wedding. The album has continued to reach new heights since its release.
Let’s Skip to the Wedding broke into Billboard’s Heatseeker’s Albums Chart at No. 17. This comes behind the viral success of hit singles Jealous which has been featured in over 5 million videos on TikTok. Also, the track Romantic Lover exploded on the platform and other streaming services recently. It entered at No. 22 on Rolling Stone’s Trending 25 chart and peaked at No. 26 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart in the US.