Acclaimed musician and producer, Lido, has unleashed an impressive list of critically acclaimed guests featured on his just released highly anticipated sophomore album “PEDER“, out today (September 18th) on Because Music.
Check out the album here: https://lidogot.lnk.to/peder
These features include recent Billboard chart topping R&B songstress JoJo, critically acclaimed UK artist Col3trane, buzzing singer, dancer and social media personality Brandon Arreaga (of PRETTYMUCH), and London hip-hop artist Ebenezer. Other features include Heavy Mellow (producer for Juice WRLD, Gunna, etc.), Santell and Mulherin.
An audio-visual story in the making, “PEDER” tells a story from the perspective of a boy, named Peder, who was born alone on a spaceship. After accidentally stumbling upon a pirate radio station, he hears music for the first time and tries to recreate it with the tools available to him. “PEDER’ is born.
Each of the album’s three singles released to date – 2019’s “How To Do Nothing,” March’s “Postclubridehomemusic” and July’s critically praised “Rise,”– represent a specific chapter along Peder’s journey, making way for a broader narrative reflecting Lido’s own experience growing up in the wilderness of Norway. “PEDER” not only symbolizes the multi instrumentalist’s personal relationship to music, but how his journey discovering new sounds never ends.
Last week, Lido released SpaceFM, a special pirate radio mix delivered to fans as a surprise Easter egg. Coinciding with the album’s overall concept, the mix represents the pivotal part of the story where Peder hears music for the first time. Known for taking his creative process to new heights, Lido created SpaceFM as a way to give fans a one-of-a-kind listening experience. This special Lido mix can be found on the website 1532space.fm. Listen HERE.
Raking in over 1-million listeners per month on Spotify, Lido’s trajectory as a solo artist continues to climb. While slowly amassing a significant fan-base, he continues to collaborate with a long list of modern superstars including Halsey, Chance The Rapper, Banks, Jaden Smith, JoJo and Skrillex to name a few. Recently, Lido produced on JoJo’s latest effort good to know, which hit #1 on Billboard’s R&B’s album chart; and he produced six tracks on Halsey’s 2020 album, Manic, which ranked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200.
Raised in a small Norwegian town, Lido discovered music through his dad’s passion for gospel and soul. He played drums religiously until the age of ten when he picked up piano and learned how to record. Thousands of hours later, he found himself in the studio alongside some of the world’s most influential artists. As a producer and remixer, he amassed a diverse discography, spanning everyone from Chance The Rapper, Jaden Smith, Ella Mai, Towkio, and Banks to Alt-J, Bastille, Disclosure, and Halsey. Lido has built a critically acclaimed solo catalog, including the I Love You EP , Superspeed EP , full-length debut Everything , and I O U 1 EP and I O U 2 EP in 2018. Following Life of Peder (his internet-breaking re-interpretation of Kanye West’s Life of Pablo), he distilled Kids See Ghosts by Kanye West and Kid Cudi into the seven-minute kidsloveghosts. Not to mention, he lent his voice to Petit Biscuit’s “Problems,” tallying over 42 million Spotify streams to date.
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Learn more about Lido in the following All Access interview:
Thank you for your time. Given these unusual Covid-19 times, what does a typical day look like for you? How have you adjusted to these times? What has changed about your life?
I moved all of my studio gear and instruments into my house and have been working from home for quite a bit of time with a small circle of collaborators. Being home so much, my cooking skills have improved a lot and I’ve spent more time gardening and reading than ever. All in all, trying to make spending so much time at the house better.
What has been the hardest/most challenging part about being quarantined? Is your city starting to open up more now?
I’m from Norway originally, so my town has had the virus under control for a while now. I’ve spent quarantine in LA though, and I can’t really say the same for how things are going here. The hardest part must be staying inspired without much input from the real world.
How have you been able to use social media during these unprecedented times? Are you finding that you use it even more now to stay connected to fans and other musicians?
I’m not a big fan of social media in general and find it more draining than inspiring, but it can be a great tool for those things for sure!
What has it been like having to reschedule all your shows this year? What shows in 2021 are you are already excited for?
I’m hesitant about getting my hopes up for touring and live performances this early on, but I think there’s a lot of potential for cool experiences online with live music, so I’m exploring that. I can’t wait to play music for real people again, though.
Since we are all desperately missing live music, can you recall a favorite show of yours from the past? What do you think ultimately makes for a great show for you? What about a favorite show of someone else?
I’ve had way too many incredible live experiences to pick one, but I think the key to a memorable performance is communication with the audience and allowing room for spontaneity during the show. That’s what creates truly memorable moments.
Let’s talk about brand new album, “PEDER.” What was it like making this collection? Did anything surprise you about the overall process? Were there any unexpected challenges? How would you say that it compares to anything else that you have put out?
I really loved making this album. I wanted it to feel naive and without boundaries, so I made up a story about a boy who lives on a spaceship and I kind of channeled the idea of him, and how he thinks, into the decision-making of the album.
Can you elaborate on what it was like working with all your collaborators on your new album? How did you go about choosing which musicians to work with?
I try to stay completely open to all sorts of collaboration, but when it comes to my own music I choose collaborators who I trust and who I know trust me with going a step further and doing something out of their comfort zone. I’m lucky to be surrounded by very talented people who let me push them and who go along with my crazy ideas.
If you could get into the studio with any artist today and collaborate on a new song for you, who would it be and why?
Probably Pharrell. He has inspired me so much and I think we would make some crazy stuff together.
What would your dream music video look like right now?
A music video with a lot of people in it, haha.
If you could go back and tell your younger musician-self something about this industry or how your career was going to progress, what would you say?
When it comes to the business, don’t take anything personally and when it comes to the art, don’t listen to anyone’s opinion.