Eli Thomas who makes music under the name Balue is one of the standout bedroom artists of this year. Residing in Denver, CO he is a one-man hit factory – creating a vivid, surfy summer dream-inspired collection of songs. As with other bedroom acts, the themes of youth and adventure play deeply in Worry Toobs and Paradoxical Intention, two stellar releases that both came out this year. This is lo-fi perfection and we’re right next to Eli soaking up the sun on the beach with a tasty beverage in hand watching the waves roll in.
Youth I don’t know what you are anymore
Youth I don’t know what comes next or what’s in store
Youth I just hope that you’ll meet me down on the shore
Youth that was the place that you and I did adore
The waves are like opiates
Like ultimate pleasure
They hit my face like opiates
If I open it, what a treasure
I don’t ever want to grow up
I don’t want to give up my drugs
Like movies, and music and traveling gets hard man
– from Youth Waves
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