23-year-old London-based singer-songwriter Eloise takes us on a ride in debut album “Drunk On A Flight” via AWAL
She also announces her cross-country stateside tour in support of the album.
It is a coming of age album about embracing the moment; a heartbreak record that empowers listeners to luxuriate in their feelings –however messy or complicated they may be. Eloise’s timelessness, vulnerability, and whip-smart lyrics effortlessly captivate the attention of listeners.
“Giant Feelings” details the complicated, messy emotions that Eloise is trying to confront following the end of her relationship. The accompanying music video, directed by Tess Lafia and shot in one take, sees Eloise lamenting over her past relationship while looking out over the city of Los Angeles and ruefully hoping it rains on her former partner. Eloise shows her cleverness and songwriting prowess in the third single, “Therapist,” a whip-smart, sorry-not-sorry “diss track” skewering emotional codependency with kiss-offs like, “you’re acting like a boy but I fell for a man.” As Cool Hunting said, Eloise has a true talent for making “expressive, absorbing pop.” The focus track of the album, “I Take It Back,” circles back to the flight mentioned in the album’s opener. It’s an upbeat, catchy track that details the back-and-forth emotions of a confusing relationship and Eloise reassuring the subject that in case her plane crashes, she takes back the negative things she’s said. The visualizer for the new track provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the new record.
The album follows two critically-acclaimed EPs, This Thing Called Living (2019) and Eloise’s latest project Somewhere In-Between that The Line of Best Fit notes something only “a deft songwriter could manifest.”
On October 7th, Eloise will kick off her North American tour at The Foundry in Philadelphia, PA. The 19-date tour spans across both coasts with stops at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and Thalia Hall in Chicago and will conclude on November 3rd at Webster Hall in New York City.
Eloise leaned into her long standing love of pure pop and the sense of liberation she was experiencing being single for the first time in four years as inspiration for the album. She challenged herself to continue writing every single day, quickly amassing a pool of more than 50 songs, from which she assembled Drunk On A Flight with South London producer Conor Albert. The resulting record is a deep dive into the complexities of love and relationships, inspired both by observed experiences and Eloise’s own dating history.
Eloise says: “Ending a long-term relationship at 23, you feel such a loss of time and adolescence and that can make you so frustrated.” “What have I learned from all of this? And what am I stuck with at the end of all of this? My songwriting has always been honest, but this feels raw –like I’m exploring all the shades of emotion.”
Drunk On A Flight Tracklist
- Drunk On A Flight
- Make It Better
- Forgive You
- Friends Who Kiss
- I Take It Back
- Cold As The Sea
- In Another Year
- Vanilla Tobacco
- Giant Feelings
- Tired Now