Eyes of Others Reveals “Big Companies, Large Tentacles”

Eyes of Others Reveals "Big Companies, Large Tentacles"

Scottish indie/electronic/leftfield pop musician Eyes Of Others (aka John Bryden) has revealed his new single “Big Companies, Large Tentacles“, alongside an accompanying music video.

The track features on his forthcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out on May 19 via Heavenly Recordings. Pre-order your copy here.

Marrying the anything-goes, freestyle magpie tendencies of Beck and The Beta Band to the electronic stylings of primetime 80s New Order, by way of the spacious moods conjured by King Tubby, Eyes of Others debut’s whimsical demeanour is the perfect sonic balm to the utter confusion of the outside world. As is its sense of almost Balearic musical freedom. Such a mindset is fundamental to the music according to Bryden.

Talking about the track, John said: 

A while ago I visited Sigmund Freud’s old house, I stared at his couch in his study for a good five minutes and I thought of all the twisted souls who would take up there as he went about his psychoanalysis and excavations of the mind.

Big Companies, Large Tentacles, is an ode to a turbulent session on Freud’s couch. Where words are not enough, overwhelmed by emotions and dust particles permeating the psyche, it is something to be purged and tossed into an acid bath with a sort of gay abandon. 

Once again shot somewhere in Norway by Rob Jarvis, John said about the video: “It was the coldest of the three but also the hottest, seesawing between -18°C and 90 °C and at the mercy of the director, I was driven from church to sauna and back again on some sort of physical and spiritual quest for something or other.”

Watch/listen below.

Eyes of Others “Big Companies Large Tentacles”
Eyes of Others Tracklist:
  1. Once, Twice, Thrice
  2. Safehouse
  3. Escalation
  4. At Home, I Am A Leader
  5. New Hair New Me
  6. Ego Hit
  7. Mother, Father
  8. Jargon Jones & Jones
  9. Come Inside
  10. Big Companies, Large Tentacles