EDEN has had one hell of a year. Co-signed by Lorde he’s found himself in command of an army of fans, touring the world and releasing his debut album. His rise seems unstoppable and if the reaction to his show at Kentish Town Forum last week is anything to go by, he’s only set to get bigger as 2018 rolls on. Last week was his biggest show to date, tickets sold out almost as soon as they went on sale so it was bound to be a big night for the Dublin-based singer, however not even EDEN could have prepared for the energy in the room. Swell guy that he is, EDEN has shared his photo diary from the day of the show exclusively with us at Notion. Take a look below to see his pre-show antics, favourite on-stage moments and more.
Soundcheck: This was actually the biggest show I had ever played. Quite an upgrade being 5/6 times bigger than the last time I played in London.
The whole performance felt like this in a way. Went like a blur. 2400 pairs of eyes on you gives you tunnel vision. One of the best shows of my life, the energy was crazy.
Watched the sun go down while catching some fresh air before the show. I'm not sure if we were supposed to be able to get onto the roof but I'm glad we found our way up.
Getting in the zone backstage. This was maybe 90 seconds before I go out there - last chance to gather my thoughts.
Sharing some ideas with my bro Ato on the tour bus. Something that made that night so special was having people who are so close to me there by my side.
This is me and some of my team unwinding during the day playing Fifa. Always good to get your mind off of things for a little bit - especially when you go unbeaten for the day.
Pre-show liquid confidence. It's almost become a tradition before shows for me and my band mates to drink some whiskey before going on. I started doing it to help my throat sometimes, but it's good to loosen up a little too.
Pep talk with my guitarist Blake and my drummer Gabe who's off camera. I used to play shows by myself up until this tour. It's been such a nice change sharing the stage with these guys; having people right there with you.
Reflecting post show. Talking through the crazy moments that had just happened and coming to terms with it all. Just after this photo was taken someone told me there was somebody outside the venue selling fake merch which was a funny first to have happened.
My manager (left) insisted that we take a photo for his next mixtape in front of the tour bus. Man's got no bars though.
One of my favourite things to do on stage is actually just to wander around. I spent a year of tour stressing out about trying to be entertaining and the more shows I did the more I realised that the best ones were the ones where I cared less. It allows you to just be yourself rather than acting how you feel you should. Liberating.
The long walk from the green room to the stage. That last breath before I sing for the first time is always the most adrenaline filled moment.