Fazerdaze announces Break! EP via SECTION 1 and shares title track.
Today, New Zealand singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Amelia Murray, the artist behind Fazerdaze, announces her first project in over five years. Forthcoming EP Break!, released 14th October via section1, takes stock at an emotional bottom and crafts an empowering portrait of surrender and personal reclamation.
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 small hometown of Christchurch.
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 honor and let herself crack open.
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 false parts of myself that were conditioned and not authentic to me. It’s everything I wasn’t allowing myself to feel over the past few years; angry, disappointed, cynical, exhausted and over it."
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.
To celebrate the announcement of BreakI, Amelia has released the revitalising title track and its fisheye music video, evoking the song's ‘90s grunge-inflected roots. The song follows recent single ‘Come Apart’, which earned widespread acclaim and marked an important reintroduction to an essential artist of our times.