Story by Tess Cagle
Photos courtesy of Eyelid Kid
After eight months of anticipation, electro-pop Austin artist Eyelid Kid released his second track “Shadow Talk,” premiering exclusively by ORANGE. Check out the track below:
Eyelid Kid is the musical endeavor of Paul Grant, music director of Raw Paw and co-founder of show promoter Junocat. He originally launched the music project eight months ago and says it is best described as “electronic performance art.” Grant says the solo project that began as a way to “direct all of [his] harnessed creativity in one direction” has grown, especially since he added a drummer and two dancers to the mix.
His latest track embodies the gradual evolution of the Eyelid Kid. Where his premiere track “On Your Mind” was catchy and upbeat, “Shadow Talk” is toned down, yet still encompasses a strong moving beat throughout the song. Grant says it sounds “glittery and synthetic” but also “very strung out,” as if the listener is moving in a trance. “It goes a little deeper, emotion-wise, and shows more personality of the project,” he says. “It also shows where the project is going.”
Grant has big future plans for Eyelid Kid, including more new music this summer and a short tour in July. For now, you can catch him at Cheer Up Charlie’s on May 15, and at the Empire Control Room on May 23.