CMU Approved

Approved: Eera

By | Published on Monday 2 October 2017


Anna Lena Bruland – or Eera as she is professionally known – released her eponymous debut EP in the spring of last year. After that she began work on her debut album, ‘Reflection On Youth’, which will be released on 3 Nov. The record has already been trailed by singles ‘Christine’ and ‘I Wanna Dance’, which showcase a powerfully simple sound, revolving around 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 aim, 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 live on tour with Ghostpoet this month and next. And you can listen to ‘Living’ here:

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