Eliza & The Delusionals release dreamy new single ‘Save Me’

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Fresh off the back of releasing their addictive single ‘YOU’ and making their return to live stages with THE VANNS, Eliza & The Delusionals return with more new music to satiate fans and newcomers alike. 

The band’s latest single, ‘SAVE ME’ comes wrapped up in the brand of ‘90s / early ‘00s nostalgia they have endeared themselves to audiences with, while layering their own flair throughout.

With ‘SAVE ME’, the group steps things up once again: the vocals swirl and filter through a dream haze of an arrangement beautifully, producing a sense of yearning that’s irresistible to listen to.

Premiering on triple j’s Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite, ‘SAVE ME’ drew early praise from the station and fans alike:

“Feels like summer and makes you dream away your day and forget that you’re in lockdown and takes you to a beach far away…”

Written by Eliza Klatt and Kurt Skuse between sessions in Los Angeles with songwriter, musician and producer Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas, Madonna) and then at their home studio in Australia, ‘SAVE ME’ changed all but slightly from its origins to the final version we’re hearing today.

‘SAVE ME’ was recorded in Brisbane, between Airlock Studios and the studio of award winning producer and engineer Kon Kersting (Tones And I), who was with Eliza & The Delusionals each step of the way. Also working with Leon Zervos (Troye Sivan, Holy Holy) on mastering, the sound Eliza & The Delusionals have continued to hone with this new song is gorgeous, glossy and refined.

“We never intended on changing or re-working the song, but a few months later myself and Kurt were having a writing session and came up with this verse idea and new chords that we were loving and we just needed a chorus. I sung the ‘SAVE ME’ chorus that we demoed just to see how it fit and we instantly fell in love with those two ideas together. It felt like two puzzle pieces that were meant to be together.”

2020 brought Eliza & The Delusionals huge success, with the release of both ‘Sentimental’ and  breakthrough juggernaut ‘Just Exist’ bringing the band to international acclaim. With ‘Just Exist’, the group broke into the North American market, touring with Silversun Pickups and racking up successes on US radio; reaching #47 on the Alternative Radio charts, #1 on the SiriusXM Alt Nation chart and accumulating nearly 5 million streams worldwide.