Rising singer-producer EBEN has officially arrived with his eagerly awaited label debut EP, Honeydew, available now via Atlantic Records and Signature Entertainment. The collection features stand out track “The Kids Are Alright” (premiering alongside adynamic and nostalgic video companionshot from home) and earworm single “Sad Song,” which has already amassed over 1.2 million global streams in the past month.
Honeydew marks an exciting new chapterfor the Cincinnati-born and Los Angeles-based artist, seeing him collaborate withthe likes of Noise Club (Zedd,LiamPayne), Jussifer (Kelly Clarkson,Bebe Rexha), Skyler Stonestreet (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber), Asia Whitacre (Hailee Steinfeld) & more. Keeping creative from home, EBEN has continued to be engaged a sever with his world wide fanbase. His weekly “Casa De Honeydew” video chat parties have proved to be a hot ticket, reaching capacityin secondsas he previewed new music. Mean while, he’s continued to perform from home via livestreams with MTV, Levi’s, Spindle Magazineand Atlantic Records’ own cover series –sharing a hauntingly beautifultake on Charlotte Lawrence’s “God Must Be Doing Cocaine”
ECHO had the chance to chat with EBEN about his brand new EP and much more!
Let’s talk your new single “Sad Song,” what was the creative process on the song like?
The song was originally brought to me last year. It was written by the incredible Asia Whiteacre and Skyler Stonestreet. When I first heard it I was literally going through everything that was being said in the song. It’s almost like it was a meant to be moment.
What’s the meaning of the song to you?
This song to me is about coming to the realization that the relationship you’re in is only hurting you and not bringing happiness to you.
You filmed the music video while in quarantine at your house. How was that experience and what was the most challenging part?
Shooting the music video was so fun! My friend Evan Hara directed and edited the whole thing, he’s a freakin beast! I’d say the hardest part was trying to keep it interesting and unique given that we could only use my house to shoot in. Such a fun and challenging project.
You’re getting ready to release your debut EP Honeydew on June 18th. What does that mean to finally be able to put out your first EP with Atlantic Records?
I’m so excited to put Honeydew out! It’s been so long since I’ve released music so finally being able to do so especially under Atlantic is the absolute best. Atlantic has been so supportive of my project and artistry.
Do you have a favorite song off it?
My favorite song on the EP is “Bad Drug.” It’s such an anthem-like energy.
How did you come up with the name Honeydew for the EP?
Honeydew is a new chapter in my life. In the lyrics of Sad Song it talks about trying something new (honeydew) – so I decided to name the project that.
What have you been doing to stay busy in this quarantine?
I’ve been working on a lot of new music, spending much needed time with my family back home and getting outside as much as I can.
What are you excited to start being able to do has phases keep opening up more things?
I’m really excited to go out to the bars and just have a nice sit down meal. I miss those simple things.
If you could set up a fan in a setting for them to listen to your new music, what setting would that be?
I would put them in a house on the beach in Malibu with a fat view of the ocean and let them vibe!
What’s one quote you’ve heard in life that you want to ECHO out to fans?
“Work in silence and let your success be the noise.”
Take a listen to the brand new EP now!