Fazerdaze - Break! EP
FN611EP - Fazerdaze - Break! EP (2022)
Fazerdaze’s debut LP, 2017’s Morningside, launched Amelia onto the global stage with rave reviews from publications like Pitchfork and Mojo and tours to the other side of the world from her previous home base of Tāmaki Makaurau. But the wheels were coming off behind the scenes. A combination of unhealthy personal relationships, feelings of unworthiness regarding her burgeoning success and general mental exhaustion soon began to manifest in her musical output; for years, Amelia found she couldn’t finish a single song. That is until she relinquished resilience as a badge of honour and let herself crack open.
Break! was completed during a three-month-long lockdown in NZ while Amelia was living in solitude for the first time and directly in the aftermath of a nine-year-long relationship. Amelia says of Break!, "I wish I had broken earlier because it was one of the truest things I ever did for myself. This EP is about finally allowing myself to give up. It’s about severing from the people in my life that weren’t good for me and ditching the false parts of myself that were conditioned and not authentic. It’s everything I wasn’t allowing myself to feel over the past few years; angry, disappointed, cynical, exhausted and over it."
To celebrate the announcement of Break!, Amelia has released the revitalizing title track and its handy cam music video, evoking the song's ‘90s grunge-inflected roots. The song follows recent single 'Come Apart,' which earned widespread acclaim as "simmering" (The FADER), "acerbic" (Paper) and "buoyant" (NME) and marked an important reintroduction to an essential artist of our times.
3 Thick of the Honey
4. Come Apart
5. Overthink It
6. Flood Into
Break! is out on vinyl 14th October via Flying Nun Records in NZ/AU.