Originally conceived as an imaginary band, Eternal Lips is the pop-based music project of Brooklyn-based musician and artists Grey Gerstein. Lyrically and sonically, the project was meant as a way for Gerstein to explore the conventions and mystical aspects of pop music — in an honest fashion without irony. And in an age of sneering irony for the sake of just being ironic, such an approach is refreshing.
Interestingly Gerstein, has been a part of NYC’s experimental music scene having worked with the likes of John Zorn, Michael Hurley, and TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, and naturally those experiences and working relationships influence Gerstein’s songwriting — although in a seemingly subtle, indirect fashion. Much like “Dream Hesitate” the first single off Gerstein’s debut effort as Eternal Lips, “Voice,” fearing guest vocals from Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio,the latest single off the EP is an ethereal bit of electro pop that manages to evoke the sensation of being awakened from a pleasant dream – but the sort of dream that was mildly surreal.
The official video, manages to emphasize that surreal sensibility underneath the song with a very David Lynch feel as it has a dwarf Michael Jackson impersonator lip synching along with the lyrics of the song.