Who You Need: EDEN


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WHERE: Dublin, Ireland

GENRE: Pop/Alt/Chill

TOP SONGS: “drugs”, “XO”



EDEN caught my attention with his latest song, “take care”. It feels almost too elaborate to consume in one sitting. “Care” takes on several different parts; some ominous, some angry, some empowering. Listening to the rest of his latest album, vertigo, I couldn’t help but analyze the album title more and more.

Vertigo: a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height.” This definition couldn’t be more fitting for the album. Songs like, “start//end”, “icarius”, and “gold” feel like a bit of a push and pull; an inner monologue finally floating to the surface. Think of early The 1975 minus the rock elements (think 2012’s “Antichrist”). Vertigo is like staring at a painting you’re a little confused about but somehow you find it so beautiful that you can’t look away.

EDEN recently opened up to Pigeons and Planes about his personal life and why he tends to keep himself under the radar. “I’ve always just done what I wanted to do…I see how some other artists use social media, and it’s just not for me. For a long time I didn’t even have my face on the internet because I just wanted it to be a music thing, not about me as a person…at one point I just updated my Twitter profile picture. I just decided to let go.” 

In a time where social media can carry someone’s image to a whole new level, EDEN is about to blow up. Especially after the immensely creative release of vertigo.



Who You Need: CADE


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WHERE: Tampa, Florida

GENRE: Electronic/Pop

TOP SONG: “Stay With You”

This 20-year-old is a one man show. Singing, songwriting, and producing on his own to create some serious tracks. Hit single “Care” is what initially drew me in (it currently has 3,714,944 plays on Spotify). The song starts out telling a story (as most do), his voice quivers on each pop note singing “you don’t even care for me anymore…I don’t even care for you anymore”. The drop at the chorus slams in, shaking electronics to their core. I fell in love with the contrast of sounds from verse to chorus, but somehow, they continue to mesh together in such a cool way.

His collaboration with fellow EDMsters’ Cheat Codes, “Stay With You” is another lyrically driven track, something Cade seems to have made his trademark so far. “Where We Left” is his most recent single. Try not to get addicted…