I think you think too much of me is a great name for EDEN’s new EP, because I’ve definitely been thinking too much about their tracks: “and” and “Fumes”. The producer is actually Irish artist fum Jonathan Ng’s musical project. He is and has been one of my faves for a bit and I had high expectations for this EP especially since hearing the track “sex” earlier this summer, and let me tell you, he did not disappoint. This is such a lovely arrangement of tracks including four new songs and remastered versions of old fan favorites. You should definitely give them a listen.
The gently brooding interlude, aptly named “and”, is thoughtfully placed between “drugs” and “rock + roll”.
EDEN‘s “and” grows like a storm, brewing softly and delicately crackling with electricity right below the surface.
The synths are dark and subdued as they wrap around and twist through your hair like a fading breeze pushing to keep going after the passing storm. It’s the sounds of you staying awake way too late at night and waking up far too early, your mind buzzing with whispered thoughts of “what ifs” and “why didn’t I”. His voice is sweetly pained and emotive. It’s raw and apologetic, remembering a love lost. It swells and billows like the muted grays and blues of the ocean on a cloudy day when he sings about “trying really fucking hard”. The music builds up to a wonderful soundscape and feels almost otherworldly as it passes through you. Each note strikes and resonates, hitting each and every one of your feels along the way (step aside Drake, EDEN is the new king of simping). This is one of those songs that you can feel all the way in your fingertips and right in that soft patch of skin at the nape of your neck.
If I ever need a song as a soundtrack for me to walk in slow-motion to in the post-apocalyptic remains of my city, I would definitely pick “Fumes”, a reproduced version of his popular track while producing under the name Eden Project.
With “Fumes“, EDEN and Gnash sound so powerful and use an array of sounds that come together, in a snappy way, that build up in intensity and top off in an overflow of fervent synths and strong drumbeats.
This song is perfect for walking away from explosions, or really any other (admittedly less dramatic) scenarios. This updated version of “Fumes” features a verse by gnash. Gnash is an LA-based producer and musician who rose to prominence especially with his single “I hate u I love u” (which is absolutely great). The emotional vulnerability that he brings to the song contrasts with the intensity of the music. gnash has some bouncy yet softly melancholic sounding lines that pleasantly contrast with the pounding of the beats and zipping synths. His voice snaps back to his characteristic laid-back, lower vocals to sing “if all we have is time”. This is a poignant line and their voices and the music and the meaning of the lyrics all culminate and come together and reflect the futility of a relationship that is destined to not succeed, and the stubbornness of human nature determined to keep going. “If all we have is time” is a powerful lyric, because that’s the one thing that we can never get more of or ever get back.
Honestly, “I think you think too much of me” is an amazing EP, and you definitely shouldn’t just take my word for it. Go listen to it yourself and fall in love with the magic of EDEN’s musical genius and voice like I have. If you want get swept up in a hurricane of emotion and a whirlwind of nostalgia give him a try, and you will definitely be thinking too much of him and his music.