New album from Fazerdaze’s Amelia Murray

Fazerdaze, photo credit Joey Clough
Fazerdaze, photo credit Joey Clough
New Zealand singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Amelia Murray, the artist behind Fazerdaze, has announced her first project in over five years.

Her forthcoming EP Break! is an empowering portrait of surrender and personal reclamation.

Fazerdaze’s debut LP, 2017’s Morningside, launched Murray onto the global stage 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.

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.”

Break! was completed during a three-month-long lockdown in NZ while Murray was living in solitude for the first time and directly in the aftermath of a nine-year-long relationship.

To celebrate the announcement of Break!, Amelia has released the title track and its handy cam music video, evoking the song’s ‘90s grunge-inflected roots. The song follows recent single ‘Come Apart’ .

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