If you didn’t think you would be able to love Eliza & The Delusionals even more after their debut U.S. single “Just Exist,” their addictive follow up “Pull Apart Heart” is just as memorable. The reflective single, which touches on heartbreak and mental health, finally hits the U.S. streaming platforms and implements a catharsis melding of pop and distortion. Taken off their upcoming EP, A State Of Living In An Objective Reality, due March 20, 2020 via Cooking Vinyl, the Australian band’s rising success amps them for a triumphant year, noting festival performances at SXSW in March, BottleRock in May, and Firefly in June.
“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 Klatt about the new EP in a press release.
The track kicks off with a very reminiscent riff that seems to be pulled directly from the portal of the ’90s. It’s alarming in its distortion and shimmers with a tinge of grunge before lounging in the back for Klatt’s dreamy vocals. Each line is penned from a lost place. One where the narrator confesses what was brushed off with a “fine,” to then choosing to shower just to have a moment to cry. The innocence and simplicity stand out for its universal messaging, catching breath before the melodic hook. Praying on the wave of pop fusion — where bright chords meet sad lines — Eliza & The Delusionals exemplify this art.
“Through most of 2018/19 I was having a lot of issues with mental health and the position I was in at the time,” continues Klatt. “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.”
The indie-rockers will be on tour in U.S., supporting Silversun Pickups, followed by followed by a run on Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement tour alongside UK indie breakout beabadoobee from March 23 – April 3.
W/ Silversun Pickups
2/4 Ventura Theater (Ventura, CA)
2/5 Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)
2/7 Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA)
2/8 Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)
2/10 House of Blues (Las Vegas, NV)
2/12 The Union Event Center (Salt Lake City, UT)
2/13 Belly Up (Aspen, CO)
2/14 Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
2/16 Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)
2/18 House of Blues (Houston, TX)
2/19 Stubb’s BBQ (Austin, TX)
2/20 House of Blues (Dallas, TX)
2/22 The Fillmore (New Orleans, LA)
2/24 Paper Tiger (San Antonio, TX)
2/28 House Of Blues (San Diego, CA)
3/15 Lowbrow Palace (El Paso, TX)
3/23 Aisle 5 (Atlanta, GA)
3/26 The Foundry (Philadelphia, PA)
3/27 Velvet Underground (Toronto, ON)
3/29 Bowery Ballroom (NYC, NY)
3/30 Thunderbird Music Hall (Pittsburgh, PA)
3/31 House Of Blues (Cleveland, OH)
4/2 Amsterdam (St. Paul, MN)
4/3 Encore @ Uptown (Kansas City, MO)
Cover photo: Luke Henery