“Sometimes I just get so down on myself and the world we live in – all the hatred and the division between people”
Eyedress, aka Idris Vicuña, has just dropped the visuals for ‘Xenophobic’, a standout cut from his ‘Sensitive G’ album that embraces the likes of pop, indie and punk.
The lo-fi cut now has an equally lo-fi video to match – which we’re premiering below. Filmed mostly by his bandmate Julius Valledor, it finds the musician captured candidly on grainy footage.
“We were in my studio messing around and he played these chords on my DX7 synthesiser and I was like, ‘Can you play that again?!’,” Eyedress says. “I recorded it and that’s how the song started. For a while it was just a loop of the synth progression with the drums, then later I added guitars and vocals to it and eventually turned it into an actual song. Lyrically it’s pretty straight forward, like I’m sharing my point of view as a minority, and what it’s like being an artist in a highly competitive world but not really taking part in the rat race/competition aspect of it and just creating while staying in my own lane.”
“The song also tackles my suicidal feelings, sometimes I just get so down on myself and the world we live in, all the hatred and the division between people really gets me down. I chose the title ‘Xenophobic’ because oftentimes I feel like an outsider in Manila.”