Anna Lena Bruland – or Eera as she is professionally recognized – launched her eponymous debut EP inside the spring of ultimate yr. After that she began work on her debut album, ‘Reflection On Youth’, which can seemingly be launched on three Nov. The doc has already been trailed by singles ‘Christine’ and ‘I Wanna Dance’, which showcase a powerfully simple sound, revolving spherical vocals and distorted guitars.
“It was a really odd experience to listen back to the record and realise what I’d made”, she says of the album. “I was surprised by how different, how much more powerful it felt from the EP. Those songs sounded like I was quietly knocking on the door, trying to get in, whereas the album feels like I’m stepping through it”.
Her objective, she says, “was to make an incredibly honest record that would give people a real sense of who I am. I think it’s important to be vulnerable, to not be afraid of showing emotion and be open about it with the people around you. We all face problems in our lives, so why not meet them head-on?”
To that end, she explains that new single ‘Living’ is “an apology directed to one of my best friends, for a time in my life when I was dealing with a lot of stuff and putting a lot of it on him”.
You can catch Eera keep on tour with Ghostpoet this month and subsequent. And you could take heed to ‘Living’ proper right here:
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