When it comes to crossing genres in music, it’s either a crazy, beautiful creation or it’s an epic fail; especially when crossing genres that usually don’t make sense when mashed up. One case of successful crossovers comes in the form of EDEN, an up-and-coming artist who’s risen in popularity with his downbeat jams, complete with incredible vocals and a full sound that is both immersive and piercing at the same time; pulling you down into the depths and pulling the chords of strings long un-plucked and giving you some serious feels, but you’ll keep coming back for more every time.

Can we just take a second to also appreciate the cinematography in that video too, though? Every one of his videos seem to capture the message of the songs so eloquently and display it for those who appreciate visual stimulation as well as auditory, and it’s nothing short of incredible; the emotions that it pulls from us. Every song from “sex” to “drugs” off of his most recent EP, i think you think too much of me, is perfect for everything from baby-makin’ to mellow background music to wind down to after a long day, and a number of other classics like “End Credits” never get old. Essentially, if you need chill music with laid back vibes, look no further than EDEN. He’s also going on a tour across America and parts of Europe, which you can check out here.

Matt Teaford is a meatatarian, craft beer enthusiast, and follower of his spirit animal, which he believes to be a Kodiak Bear. He can often be found hiking in the backwoods of Kentucky or bragging about both his hometown of Cincinnati and expansive knowledge of music. Except Polka. He knows nothing about Polka.

Matt founded CityNova because he wants people to experience life for all that it’s worth. He also thinks that nap time should be offered by all employers. Since he found no such opportunity, he thought a startup might be his best chance.

He’s also a political Independent who vies for true transparency and accountability in government, but that’s neither here nor there…