Eyeden – 52 songs in 52 weeks

For many musicians, artists, and singers, writing and producing songs is a very rewarding process, which can fill one with pride once completed and released. However, producing one song a week, while balancing University work, your own clothing brand and keeping a consistent social media presence can seem like a daunting task. Eyeden a singer and rapper from Coventry has managed to release one song every week since January while studying in Liverpool.

When you do one song a week you cannot be a perfectionist

He explains the importance of remaining consistent in such a competitive scene and believes every new artist releasing music should being doing so on a weekly basis to ensure that their name gets out there. It’s no secret that we live in a content driven world that thrives over the different platforms on social media, and Eyeden believes that you have to make the most of that. Two weeks on the internet is like two years, Eyeden exaggerates the fact that the internet moves fast and if you can’t keep up with it as an artist you’ll find it difficult to build and maintain a regular audience. The singer from Coventry posts daily Vlogs on his YouTube channel and has developed his own brand.

When they relate to you as a person, it doesn’t matter what you do, they’ll be attracted to you as a brand he goes on to explain how he keeps a connection between him and his fans and why it’s important to be open with them so they don’t see him just as an artist but as a human being. Fan of the day is an everyday segment on Eyeden’s social media page which consists of him shouting out fans who have shown support to him and his music. He also does this with free giveaways and meet ups.

The whole urban rap scene is in London, no one can deny that the music scene in London has really blossomed over the past few years with artists such as Skepta, and Stormzy really taking the charts by the scruff of the neck, and Eyeden himself recognizes the opportunity and scene in London but doesn’t believe the scene exists in the midlands area due to the fact that there aren’t many artists really doing it. I’m not trying to be the best in England, I’m trying to be the best in the world. Eyeden reflects on some of the experiences he’s learned from during his time as an artist, and believes self-belief, determination and consistency will get him to the top regardless of the nature of the UK music scene.

Eyedens social media presence and musical consistency has given him the opportunity to perform 5 festivals including the Godiva Festival in Coventry, and the Southall Mela. He has 7 BBC Introducing plays, including a BBC interview in London. Eyeden also known as the Young Turk was named as one of the artists to watch in 2017 by BBC introducing Coventry & Warwickshire. You may have also recently seen him appear on iCOV TV where he performed Goodbye for the 52nd time.

Eyeden has currently released 42 songs this year and is 10 away from completing an impressive 52 songs in one year.

Aaron Virdee

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.