Lontalius shares "Kick in the Head"

New Partisan signing Lontalius shared a new track “Kick in the Head” today. The track features Lontalius’ signature intimate vocals and impeccable production. A strummed guitar line repeats itself over his plaintive appeal: “Stand for us / or run from us.”

Eddie Johnston, the artist behind Lontalius, said of the track, “This is an older song – I wrote it as a lo-fi, shoegaze-y demo a few years ago. It took on a new life when I started playing it at shows with my band. It’s one of the rockier songs on the album and it’s a bit different from what I’ve released in the past.”
Johnston has been releasing music since the age of 13, but started to turn heads in the last year and a half with his gorgeous Casio covers of Top 40 songs from Nicki Minaj (“Pills N Potions”), Beyonce (a gently crooned “XO”), Ciara (“Body Party”), Drake, Bieber, Pharrell (a mopey “Happy”) and others. Approaching the end of his teenaged years, a now 18-year-old Eddie began to create and share his own original compositions. Initially heavy on lo-fi presentation and shoegaze style aesthetics, Eddie’s emotionally resonant songs steeped in youth, confusion and sadness have become cleaner, richly melodic, and lyrically focused.  Last year’s “Light Shines Through Dust” again boosted Eddie’s profile, with massive online pickup and plays as well as college radio chart success. Friends and collaborators like Lorde, Ryan Hemsworth, Tunji Ige and Corbin (Spooky Black) have helped as well. In the last 12 months,
Lontalius’ debut album will be released in 2016 on Partisan Records.