Riding high off the momentum from their U.S. debut single “Just Exist,” which topped the charts of SiriusXM’s defining alternative rock station Alt Nation, Australian indie rockers ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS have finally announced their brand new EP A STATE OF LIVING IN AN OBJECTIVE REALITY, which will be releasing on March 20, 2020via Cooking Vinyl. In addition, the band’s new upbeat yet somber reflection on heartbreak and mental health, “Pull Apart Heart,” is out now in the U.S. on streaming services and can be heard here. The band will be promoting their new EP on tour in the U.S., supporting indie rock icons Silversun Pickups from February 4 – 22, followed by a run on Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement tour alongside UK indie breakout beabadoobee from March 23 – April 3.
A STATE OF LIVING IN AN OBJECTIVE REALITY further cements Eliza & The Delusional’s dreamlike yet personal sound starting with the pounding guitars of “Swimming Pool,“ that mellow out to allow singer/guitarist Eliza Katt’s breathless vocals to shine, all before crashing back in during the chorus where Eliza sings about her excitement to take risks in a relationship. Other highlights on the EP include “ALIVE,” which balances ethereal guitar soundscapes with visceral cries about battling depression and feeling alone, as well as closing track “Feel It All (And Nothing),” which is driven by a steady, low-key indie rock riff while Eliza opines about the overwhelming nature of life itself. All of the tracks also have the common theme of containing infectious hooks that showcase the band’s pop sensibilities to a tee.
“I think it’s definitely our favorite work we’ve done so far. We all feel really proud and excited about the songs, and we’ve been holding onto it for a little while now so it’s so exciting to finally see it being released.” says Eliza about the new EP. “Through most of 2018/19 I was having a lot of issues with mental health and the position I was in at the time. I felt really stuck somewhere that I couldn’t actually get out of, so a lot of the songs lyrically were really influenced by that. But right before we took everything into the studio everyone in the band was going through so many personal changes and things and I think bringing these songs into the studio where we were in a situation of having full creative control felt really rewarding and it was almost a release from all of the bad times we had gone through in the lead up. I really think that’s what puts this EP so close to our hearts.”
A STATE OF LIVING IN AN OBJECTIVE REALITY will be released on March 20via Cooking Vinyl. “Pull Apart Heart” is out now on all DSPs. You can also pre-save the band’s upcoming EP here. They with be touring with Silversun Pickups (in February) and beabadoobee in (March / April) as well as playing SXSW in March, BottleRock in May, and Firefly in June.