Ben Schuller – the Nashville-based singer, songwriter, producer who is also a member of the viral YouTube musical group NerdOut! – releases his new song and video “Blueberry Diamonds,” out today. The visuals depict Schuller grasping for intimacy during a romantic evening – and yet something feels intangibly awry.
“Blueberry Diamonds” comes from Schuller’s forthcoming album New Roaring 20s, out later this spring. The song sees the album’s central character “consumed by the materialistic and hollow identity that he’s created,” says Schuller. “It’s the first song on the album that sings about another person, a girl that he’s unable to love because he doesn’t love himself.”
New Roaring 20s is a concept album that investigates “the unique and often tragic social identity of our generation, while at the same time giving a deeply personal account of my own mental health struggles as an artist in the age of the Internet,” says Schuller.