A smooth AF debut.
Meet London’s Ayden John Spiller, talented with both his vocals and his drumming and it seems he’s anything but lazy despite the title of his new release, debut single ‘Lazy Boy’.
Coming in around four-minutes, the track is a mellow, but catchy alt-pop anthem for sad bois everywhere.
This isn’t Ayden’s first entry into the music world either, as this solo project follows the success of psych-pop outfit, Palm Honey, where he served as the drummer and percussionist until 2018.
Full of mellow energy, and a whole lot of charm (think Willie J Healy and co), ‘Lazy Boy’ calls for you to embrace the unconscious self and find acceptance in your flaws.
Speaking on the project Ayden explains, “I literally have no idea what I’m doing 90% of the time, both in life and in music so I had a pretty hard time at the start of lockdown, as I’m sure everybody did. It felt as though my anxiety had been given a voice and a reason to exist, so I spent the first half of lockdown tearing my personality to bits whilst ignoring the fact that I should probably figure out a way to pay my rent and bills. Priorities…”
“It felt as though I was being forced into a state of self-reflection and a lot of things came to the surface that I’d otherwise try to ignore completely. Writing ‘Lazy Boy’ was my self-indulgent attempt to reflect but the result ended up being silly, exaggerated and pretentious as most things do with me. It’s a fun little self-deprecating jam and is miles better than the rock opera I could have released.”