By Daniel Warren Hill
The highly anticipated debut album by Australian pop/rock band Eliza & The Delusionals, Now and Then is now available on all major platforms!
Eliza & The Delusionals made their debut to global audiences with the release of the 2016 single, “The Ground”, a track that already began to hint at the cohesive rhythmic arrangements between guitar, drum, and bass providing the foundation for Eliza Klatt’s crystal clear vocal performance. 2017 EP, ‘The Deeper End’ which continued to solidify Eliza & The Delusionals in the hearts and minds of listeners as something completely new while simultaneously giving the nod to influences from 90’s grunge-pop artists such as Paramore and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Singles from the EP like “Salt” caught the attention of national broadcasters and subsequently released singles and the band’s rising popularity leading up to and beyond the release of the band’s 2022 EP, ‘A State of Living in an Objective Reality’, propelled Eliza and the Delusionals toward a number of international performance opportunities reflecting the growing number of listeners worldwide.
Like many artists over the last few years, Eliza and the Delusionals’ plans hit a few snags as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. Even as releases like 2021’s “Save Me,” (now with nearly 900,000 listens on Spotify alone) began to ear-worm their way into our lives, national tour dates in Australia and the U.S. were canceled, and it is only now, with the release of their full-length album Now and Then that the band is beginning to see the opportunity to re-engage audiences with their live performances again. The band will be performing Bottlerock Festival (May 27-29) in Napa Valley, California, sharing the stage with artists such as Metallica, Twenty One Pilots, Pink, Kygo, The Black Crowes, and Luke Combs.
The lead track from Now and Then, “Give You Everything” was released earlier this year along with an accompanying music video; together they embody more of Eliza & The Delusionals’ pop learnings, describing a relationship that wants to work, but can’t continue on because of the impossible task of one person being responsible for both parties’ happiness:
I know that it’s hard to give you everything you want / And I’ve been running circles ’round for months / Had to give you all, I had to give you up / ‘Cause I can’t give you everything you want, you want
Eliza & The Delusionals already has a number of confirmed performances planned in Australia this August, meanwhile, North American audiences are holding on with bated breath for news of additional tour dates. Hopefully, this will give fans time to memorize the lyrics for all the remaining tracks from Now and Then. Check out the video for “Give You Everything” below, and find the lyrics included in the description of the video. Find these and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube. Additional singles, “Halloween”, and “Bed Song” also have lyric videos you’ll want to explore.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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