Exclusive Video Premiere: Eden Mulholland “How Am I Lonely” (2019)

Last week, New Zealand singer-songwriter, composer and collaborator Eden Mulholland dropped new single “How Am I Lonely”. Now, this week we’re pleased to bring you the exclusive premiere of the accompanying music video. 

The video is comprised of live footage from the 2019 Auckland Fringe Festival show Movement of the Human, where Mulholland was involved in composition and sound design. Featuring twenty-one independent artist from across New Zealand, and combining dance, music and light, the show won multiple awards at the Auckland Fringe Awards as well. 

“How Am I Lonely”, despite its melancholic title, is a truly beautiful track and offers a wonderful juxtaposition between the sad lyrics and uplifting instrumentation. Listening to the track, I was reminded of some of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ finest moments. According to Mulholland, “This song is an oddly optimistic look at the undercurrents of loneliness and homesickness that accompany me wherever I go. And always have.”

The video, with it’s behind the scenes and performance footage, is a striking and “playful” visual accompaniment to what could perhaps be considered a sad song. It can also be seen as a reminder that even we surrounded by people, in the midst of busy periods of work, there can be those of us who still feel lonely, isolated and homesick. It’s also a reminder that despite how you might feel, you might be able to take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone in these feelings. 

“How Am I Lonely” is available now. You can catch Eden on his co-headliner tour with Camarano later this month (dates below). Be sure to chuck him a like or a follow across on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

‘How Am I Lonely’ Tour w/ Camarano

May 22nd | The Bearded Lady – Brisbane, QLD
May 23rd | Lazybones – Sydney, NSW
May 24th | Compass – Melbourne, VIC

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Simon Clark

Simon Clark is the Books Editor at the AU review. A reader of books and admirer of songs, Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his, and his alone. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @simonjclark