Tusks has announced a new EP, ‘Change’, out on November 5th via One Little Independent.
Speaking about the release, she explains “’Change’ came about while I was writing my third album. The tracks seemed to have a different feel to them compared to the rest of the stuff I was writing and so I wanted a separate platform to showcase them on. I ended up producing this EP at my studio over the third lockdown. It’s the first solely self-produced release I’ve done since my first EP in 2014 and was such a cathartic and personal process – for a number of reasons but also because being in the studio is one of the only times I find myself alone these days because of the pandemic. Musically, it was hugely influenced by my growing interest in synths and electronic music which I’ve been learning and focusing on a lot over the last couple of years.”
The EP includes recent single ‘Fall In To You’, as well as new track ‘Is This Real?’ which “was created around a beat I’d made from a clip of David Attenborough talking on Planet Earth about climate change. I put it through a granular synthesizer and then through a modulating sequencer and it ended up being the main glitchy pulsing percussion you can hear throughout the track. I think the starting point of the song either consciously or subconsciously inspired the rest of it and I ended up writing about the intense anxiety felt from these huge issues around the world. The main hook comes from a state of disbelief that such intense and important topics can be laughed off in the house of commons or so easily disregarded by governments and people in power because of privilege and friends in high places.”
You can check out ‘Fall Into You’ below.