Shares a video for "Living"

JDebut album, Reflection Of Youth, is out now via Big Dada

EERA has shared a video for "Living", which was directed by Jodie Canwell (The Big Moon, Lucy Rose, Spring King). The black & white video, which DIY described as "never losing a sense of intimacy", is available to watch and share HERE.


The director Jodie Canwell said the following about the video:

"The inspiration came from the video for Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven". I wanted to create a performance video that was presented as a piece of art where the focus was really on the subject and the lighting, in order to make it as honest and as intimate as possible, which I feel reflects the song."

"Living" is the lead single from the Norwegian, London-based Anna Lena Bruland, A.K.A. EERA's, debut album Reflection Of Youth which is out now via Big Dada.The track builds from a whisper to a roiling alt-rock squall. It's the album's opener and sets the tone for much of what follows: “Make me stand, make me rise, help me feel alive,” pleads Anna Lena, who describes the song as “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.” It also establishes one of EERA's recurrent themes: learning how to work through your problems and take charge of your own life, instead of relying on others to do it for you.

EERA has previously shared "Christine”, which Gold Flake Paint described as"deft but atmospheric" and can be heard HERE. A video for “I Wanna Dance” features Ruby Waxwork, the alter ego of Douglas Dare, and can be viewed HERE.
 

Shares "Reflection Of Youth", the title track from her upcoming debut album

Reflection Of Youth is released this Friday 3rd November 2017 via Big Dada

 EERA has shared "Reflection Of Youth", the title track and the closing song on her debut album which is out this Friday 3rd November 2017 via Big Dada.


"Reflection Of Youth" is a beautiful, plaintive track about unrequited love, and the frustration it can instill. "It's about desperately wanting someone to love you, and be intimate with you" says the Norwegian-born, London-based Anna Lena Bruland, A.K.A. EERA, "and getting frustrated by the fact the person doesn't understand you should be together". 


EERA is currently on an extensive tour of the UK as a special guest of Ghostpoet (whose single, "Dopamine If I Do" EERA features on) and will play The Roundhouse in London on 9th November 2017. EERA will also play an instore at Rough Trade East in London on November 9th. 

 
Reflection Of Youth - which was recorded in a studio on a working dairy farm deep in the wilds of West Wales as well as in the producer’s home studio in Cork, Ireland - is an album of visceral beauty and blistering honesty. It is a brave, candid and uncompromising record about finding purpose from confusion and strength in your weaknesses. It’s about learning how to work through your problems and take charge of your own life, instead of relying on others to do it for you. Its ten songs were largely composed in the small hours of the night and are arguably best experienced in that context, when soul-searching and introspection come naturally.
 
For Anna Lena, the album is a document of a tumultuous chapter in her life. It’s very much about living through your twenties, which in Norwegian society are “the years when you’re supposed to figure everything out.”
 
Reflection Of Youth will be available on CD, LP, Digital and via all streaming services on 3rd November 2017. Pre-order it HERE.

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Shares "Living", the lead single from her upcoming debut album

Reflection Of Youth, out on 3rd November 2017 via Big Dada Tour with Ghostpoet in October and November with a London show at Roundhouse on 9th November 2017

 

EERA, the moniker of the Norwegian-born, London-based musician Anna Lena Bruland, today shares "Living", the lead single from her upcoming, much anticipated debut album Reflection Of Youth, released via Big Dada on 3rdNovember 2017.

"Living", which builds from a whisper to a roiling alt-rock squall, is the album's opener and sets the tone for much of what follows: “Make me stand, make me rise, help me feel alive,” pleads Anna Lena, who describes the song as “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.” It also establishes one of EERA's recurrent themes: learning how to work through your problems and take charge of your own life, instead of relying on others to do it for you.

"Living" is the third cut to be heard from the record following "Christine”  and “I Wanna Dance”. The accompanying video, featuring Ruby Waxwork, the alter ego of Douglas Dare, is available to watch HERE.

Shares “I Wanna Dance”  video, featuring Ruby Waxwork - WATCH HERE

Taken from EERA's debut album, Reflection Of Youth, out on 3rdNovember 2017 via Big Dada

Announces tour with Ghostpoet including a London show at Printworks on 10th November 2017

EERA, the moniker of the Norwegian-born, London-based musician Anna Lena Bruland, shares a video for her current single, “I Wanna Dance” . The video, which was directed by Jodie Canwell (The Big Moon, Lucy Rose, Spring King) features Ruby Waxwork, the alter ego of artist Douglas Dare, in her first ever filmed performance. The video is premiering now via Loud & Quiet (read here) who said it "provides a glamorous counterpoint to the noir-rock shades of EERA’s infectious songwriting". Watch and share it HERE.


“I Wanna Dance”  is taken from EERA's upcoming debut album Reflection Of Youthwhich will be released via Big Dada on 3rd November 2017. On the upbeat track, the pressures of modern life - financial, romantic and existential - are kept at bay by intervals of good, old-fashioned hedonism. A second and very different track, “Christine”, showcases another side to the upcoming, much anticipated Nick Rayner-produced record. It's a gentle song about courage, advice and family and is the album's emotional core.

 

Following last year's two sold out headline shows and festival slots at The Great Escape, Dot To Dot and End Of The Road, EERA recently played a mesmerising set at Bermondsey Social Club in London. She can now announce a full tour as a special guest of Ghostpoet including a London show at Printworks on 10th November 2017. Her full tour dates are as follows:

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EERA

Announces debut album release for 3rd November 2017 via Big Dada, shares two tracks & announces live dates

EERA, the moniker of the Norwegian-born, London-based musician Anna Lena Bruland, will release her debut album Reflection Of Youth via Big Dada on 3rdNovember 2017. Today she shares two tracks, “I Wanna Dance” and “Christine”, showcasing two facets of the upcoming, much anticipated Nick Rayner-produced record. On the upbeat “I Wanna Dance”, the pressures of modern life - financial, romantic and existential - are kept at bay by intervals of good, old-fashioned hedonism. “Christine”, a gentle song about courage, advice and family, is the album's emotional core.


Reflection Of Youth - which was recorded in a studio on a working dairy farm deep in the wilds of West Wales as well as in the producer’s home studio in Cork, Ireland - is an album of visceral beauty and blistering honesty. It is a brave, candid and uncompromising record about finding purpose from confusion and strength in your weaknesses. It’s about learning how to work through your problems and take charge of your own life, instead of relying on others to do it for you. Its ten songs were largely composed in the small hours of the night and are arguably best experienced in that context, when soul-searching and introspection come naturally.
 
For Anna Lena, the album is a document of a tumultuous chapter in her life. It’s very much about living through your twenties, which in Norwegian society are “the years when you’re supposed to figure everything out.”
 
Reflection Of Youth follows the release of last year’s eponymous debut EP which received radio support from Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Lauren Laverne and Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music) as well as critical praise from the likes of The Sunday Times and Time Out New York who included “Drive With Fear” in their Best Songs Of 2016 list.
 
On Reflection Of Youth, EERA’s sound has already evolved into something rawer, rockier and noticeably angrier. "It was a really odd experience to listen back to the record and realise what I'd made," says Anna Lena. "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." If Anna Lena set out to achieve anything, she says, “it 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?”

 
 
 Following two sold out headline shows last year as well as festival slots at The Great Escape, Dot To Dot and End Of The Road, EERA has confirmed UK tour dates to support the album release including a London show at Bermondsey Social Club on 6th September 2017 and an instore at Rough Trade East on 9th November 2017. Full tour dates are as follows:
 
6 September – Bermondsey Social club, London (tickets)
17 September - Beyond the Tracks Festival, Birmingham
7 November - Rough Trade Nottingham instore
9 November - Rough Trade East instore, London
 

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