EDEN: the man, the myth, the legend. This majestic, three-tiered venue held teary-eyed men, women and non-binary buffs. As I squirmed through the captivated crowd, a lanky, Irish heartthrob hunched over his electric keyboard crooning “What were you thinking? That night was a dream. At the top of your lungs, I hear you screaming, no sleep.”
House of Blues Chicago‘s stage lighting resembled octopus cephalopod arm suction cups. LED lamps and infinite instruments engulfed Jonathon Ng’s (EDEN) performance platform. Atomic orange, rose red and cobalt blue silhouetted 22-year-old Ng on stage. During “rock + roll” from his 2016 i think you think too much of me EP, Jonathon traded in one $1,300 Gucci “Blind For Love” wool armour for an amplified guitar and basic black tee.
Once a revered dubstep and DnB mogul in The Eden Project, he felt more at home pursuing his current alternative electronica/indie pop career; with Billboard ‘s December 2017 video interview, “15 Things About EDEN You Should Know! From Rihanna to Lasagna to ‘Football,'” and 17 consecutive sold-out Vertigo World Tour stops, I’d say EDEN’s evolution suits him well.