Julian Loida hears music a little differently than most people. In fact, he actually kind of sees it.
Loida has synesthesia, a unique sensory phenomenon in which one sense (in this case, sound) triggers another sense (such as sight), at the same time. For him, music is a full-body experience, each sound evoking a different color, texture, or even taste.
The percussionist and composer explores the full spectrum of senses in Wallflower, his debut solo album of original works coming out this fall. Shimmering vibraphone melodies are textured with piano, voice, samples, and subtly processed sounds to create immersive sensory experiences.
We’re thrilled to offer an exclusive video premiere for Loida’s first single from the album, “Silver Lacquer.”
Julian Loida’s debut solo album Wallflower is out September 6. For more information, click here.