When Amelia Murray, aka Fazerdaze, returned from the wilderness last month, it came without much explanation of where she’d been from the last four years nor what was going to come next. And fans might have had those questions, but didn’t ask – they were just happy to have her back.
But in anticipation and acknowledgement of those questions, Murray has followed up with a couple more videos. The first, called “The Thick Of It”, is a mini-documentary where she gets into the mental, relationship, and medical issues that sidelined her after touring Morningside. I won’t sum up here because if you’re interested, hearing Murray in her own words make the 14-minute clip worth watching – and it’s soundtracked with new Fazerdaze music.
And some of that new music is coming soon in the form a new EP entitled Break! – it’s just a five-track EP and with the just-released title track along with the already-released “Come Apart”, we’ve heard two-fifths of it but after waiting so long, it feels like monsoon following a drought. The press release declares:
And so, whilst ‘Break!’ with its ‘90s-indebted fuzzy guitars and lyrical moments of clarity (“Something’s gotta give/ Something’s gotta change/ You’re just trying to live/ I’m just gonna break” goes the title track) could feel like an EP full of tension, the reality is one of extreme, vital release. Embracing the cathartic power of plugging in her guitar and harking back to her love of bands like Blur and Nirvana, the new Break! EP from Fazerdaze is an air-punch purge in musical form, marking an important reintroduction to an essential artist of our times.Fazerdaze / Break! @ Bandcamp
The digital version will be available on October 14, and the estimated street date for the vinyl is March of next year.