While LA is considered to be one of the few musical capitals of the USA, along with such cities as New York, Nashville and Austin, we all know that great music is being created all over the place. This also extends well beyond American borders. The track we now present you today is by an artist who is an L.A. native but left ‘sin city’ for greener grasses, so to speak. Today, wee offer you the premiere of ‘Honey Lavender Girl’ by Ender Bender, (real name Eddie Olguin), who lives and produces music in Rome.
A newcomer in the indie pop world, ‘Honey Lavender Girl’ follows up the debut single ‘Star Killer’. Written, recorded and performed by Eddie Olguin, this song features backing vocals by Roberta Ovatta.
Both tracks are off from his forthcoming ‘EQ’ EP, to be released in late spring 2020. This song explores the ups and downs, the angels and the demons of life in Los Angeles.
Eddie Olguin is a multi-instrumentalist producer, whose mission is to making perfect modern pop rock and creating music and spreading bliss in the face of the realization that nothing in life is perfect.
“LA to Rome. A journey from self destructive hedonism to spiritual and artistic renaissance. The idea for this song came about when I decided to walk away from everything I knew, pack my bags and follow my heart,” says Eddie Olguin.
“The song encompasses basic feelings that can be associated with such a decision: anxiety, excitement, hope, love, but most importantly, choosing to allow yourself to be happy. The ride was exciting, tumultuous and often scary; but the destination is joy. “There’s a time and a place for everything, and our time is right now.”
An artist and a small business owner in Los Angeles, Olguin had the Ender Bender ‘vision” one night in a hospital in LA as he faced the possibility of his own death. He decided he needed to cut ties with the artistic quagmire that is Los Angeles and all of its demons. Soon fate had it that Eddie was able to relocate to Rome, Italy in the pursuit of love, sanity and music.
About Los Angeles, Olguin says, “L.A. raised me and made me who I was, both mother and lover, an open highway to my fantasies and, eventually, the butler of my demons. This song is but a humble, yet bittersweet, ode to this city,” says Eddie Olguin.
Not looking for a scene, but simply in need of a certain energy and feeling, Rome ultimately proved to be the perfect place for Eddie to create this music, bringing the Ender Bender project to fruition.
Inspired by music from multiple genres, including light-hearted indie pop, Ender Bender combines new wave and synthpop elements of decades past with forward thinking indie pop and electro. Here the past meets the future in an addictive sonic stimulant designed in a audio lab somewhere.
As of April 17, ‘Honey Lavender Girl’ will be available everywhere digitally across online stores and streaming platforms. The full EP, ripe with five tracks, is scheduled for release on Friday, May 8.
Here is the video for the first single. Created by the awesome Italian artist, Tommaso Ragnisco, the video captures the kinetic energy of the song which reflects on life as an artist in Los Angeles: