IAN SWEET’s electric new single “Hiding” is a reminder for self care

Off the forthcoming new full-length, Crush Crusher.

August 14, 2018

Performing as IAN SWEET, Los Angeles' Jilian Medford is finally gearing up for the release of her next full-length, two years after the release of her debut LP Shapeshifter. Crush Crusher will drop late October of this year via Hardly Art and this time, she's doing it all on her own, resulting in some of her most emotionally intimate creations to date. Today, Medford shares her first single from the album which also happens to be the album opener, "Hiding."

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Accompanied by an abstract art visual, the track's two-and-a-half minute runtime is a cascading burst of guitar and drums built around an electric hook: Medford repeatedly singing, lamenting: "I forgot myself in you." Though that sounds like a gentle scolding, Medford explains via email that the track is actually opening up a space for her to find sanctuary in her own actions. "'Hiding' is a song I wrote for myself to be reminded to never get consumed with anything to the point of forgetting about my own needs," she wrote. "It is something I long for, to be confident in the things that make me, me. The song opens with convincing myself that it is ok to hide [or] shy away from situations when really I should never have to convince myself of anything other than what, just feels good. This is my admittance to losing and forgetting something to someone else, but demanding to take it back." Take it as a soft reminder to be gentle with yourself today, and listen above.

IAN SWEET’s electric new single “Hiding” is a reminder for self care Kelsey Hart

10/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room #
10/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
10/22 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
10/23 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
10/24 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern #
10/25 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic #
10/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
10/27 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive #
10/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
10/30 - Chicago @ Subterranean #
11/1 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake #
11/2 - Buffalo @ Mohawk Place #
11/3 - Boston, MA @ Sonia # ^
11/5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Park Church Co-op # ^
11/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s # ^
11/7 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage #
11/8 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook #
11/9 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
11/10 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn #
11/11 - Orlando, FL @ 11Eleven Fest
11/12 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury #
11/13 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
11/14 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
11/15 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links #
11/16 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
11/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
11/20 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #

# w/ Young Jesus
^ w/ Sean Henry

IAN SWEET’s electric new single “Hiding” is a reminder for self care