Watch the visual for Love Is Pain below!
GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, songwriter and producer FINNEAS has unveiled his long-awaited debut record, Optimist. The release arrives alongside a new music video for Love Is Pain, directed by Sam Bennett.
Written and produced entirely by FINNEAS, the collection of songs traverse love, heartbreak and the human existence, documenting the musicians own interest in "people and their idiosyncrasies." He further adds of the conceptual nature of the record, "It’s hard for me not to focus on them or notice. At the end of the day, I’m just observant.”
Created throughout the 2020 lockdowns, the album was heralded by the singles A Concert Six Months From Now and The 90s, a heartfelt moment ruminating on life pre-fame. Speaking of his time creating the record, the musician shares: “As a producer-artist, you never give yourself enough time to work on your own music. Unfortunately, nobody is going to boss me around and tell me to produce my own album except me,”
Last year, the musician dropped released What They’ll Say About Us and Can’t Wait To Be Dead, following his 2019 debut EP, Blood Harmony. The critically acclaimed EP recieved a re-release, including a new track and a re-working of fan favourite, Let’s Fall In Love For The Night. Last year, FINNEAS took home 6 GRAMMY Awards® including the prestigious Producer of the Year, Non-Classical and Best Engineered Album, Non Classical as well as Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year for his work with with his sister Billie Eilish on her No. 1 debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? and chart topping single bad guy.
Earlier this year, FINNEAS received two additional GRAMMY® Awards with his sister Billie Eilish for ‘everything i wanted’ (Record of the Year), as well as a Best Song Written For Visual category for 'No Time To Die', the official James Bond theme song, both produced by FINNEAS. The musician also produced Eilish's hit sophomore album, Happier Than Ever.
Optimist is out now! Watch the visual below.