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Eyedress

Idris Vicuña (born May 28, 1990), professionally recognized as Eyedress, is a Filipino solo musician. Raised in the Philippines, particularly an area he described as a "ghetto," Eyedress began playing the guitar at a young age. He and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he was introduced to punk music. At age 13, he and his family moved to Orange County, California. There he joined the crust punk band Liberal Underground as a bassist. He moved back to the Philippines at age 15 with his family. At age 20, he started composing music by making beats on his laptop and releasing them for free online. After gaining a small following from making beats, Eyedress was introduced to Filipino singer Skint Eastwood, and they collaborated on the song "Biolumine". The song earned him attention from a French label which pushed for him to make an album, which then earned him a record deal with Abeano Records, a subsidiary of XL Recordings. On December 2, 2013, he released his debut extended play Supernatural, which he recorded in his bedroom using FL Studio. Eyedress released his debut mixtape, Hearing Colors, as a free digital download on April 11, 2014. He released his second EP, Egyptian Night Club to SoundCloud on July 27, 2014. In September 2014, he released the single "Polo Tee" as a tribute to American record producer DJ Rashad. He released his first mixtape after leaving XL Recordings, "Shapeshifter", in 2015. He signed to Lex Records in 2016: releasing his debut studio album "Manila Ice" the following May. That was followed by "Sensitive G" in November 2018. Eyedress relocated to Los Angeles from Manila and began recording new songs at his home in Silver Lake. In late 2019 and early 2020, the first singles from Eyedress' third studio album Let's Skip to the Wedding were released. These included "Jealous" and "Romantic Lover" which became viral hits on TikTok. "Jealous" was certified gold in Australia, Canada, Poland and the USA in 2021, and platinum in the USA in March 2022. "Romantic Lover" was certified gold in the USA in April 2022. The album itself was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and "Let's Skip to the Wedding" was finally released on August 7, 2020. His next album, Mulholland Drive, was released on August 27, 2021. In September 2021, shortly after the album release, the first single from Mulholland Drive, "Something About You" went viral in the US with Rolling Stone citing the track as the fastest-rising song on American streaming services for the week ending September 23. In January 2022, Eyedress was ranked at number 35 on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart. "Something About You" was certified gold in the USA in May 2022. The album was nominated for Libera Award for Marketing Genius. Eyedress teamed up with Filipino American artist named Zzzahara and announced their debut album together as The Simps. The album, Siblings, was released by Lex Records on February 14, 2022. The tracklist includes "Tesla," the album's first track as wells as the songs "Miss Fortunate" from 2019 and "On Fye" from 2020. The two related over their Filipino background and shared taste in music. Zzzahara soon started playing guitar in the group thereafter. In April, 2022 Eyedress played Coachella festival with his new band debuting new material from his forthcoming album his fifth studio, Full Time Lover.[24] The album was released on August 26, 2022. It the track list consists of 28 tracks of hip-hop, post-punk and shoegaze. Shortly after the album, Eyedress released a cover of Blur's "Song 2" and he featured on Nosaj Thing track "Different Life" from the album Continua. On October, 5 2022 an Eyedress remix of Fly Anakin, Pink Siifu & Fousheé's track "L's" was released. The next day Eyedress performed live at Elsehwere in Brooklyn headlining a Lex Records event which also included performances by Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin. A remix of Full Time Lover track "House of Cards" by Kevin Shields was released as part of the Lex-XX remix series on January 23, 2023. RCA Records released "Flowers & Chocolate", his first single for a major label with a music video directed by Eddie Huang on February 13. In March, the RIAA upgraded certification for "Jealous" to 2x Platinum and "Romantic Lover" to Platinum. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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