Eliza & The Delusionals Find A Balance Between Depression & Creativity In “Just Exist”

You need the bads to enjoy the goods

Photo: Matt Walter

Aussie trio Eliza & The Delusions coils our mind with shimmering riffs and fuzzy atmosphere via their latest single “Just Exist” where the band tap into the weird complementary nature between depression and creativity. While there are dark undertones to the song, it’s mostly characterized by a buoyant atmosphere that is partly dreamy and partly grounded. It’s rock, but the type of rock that has been sweetened with chill elements. Enjoy:

“‘Just Exist’ is about the balance of feeling depressed and feeling creative and inspired by those feelings. I find a lot of my best and most inspired creative ideas have come from some of the saddest and worst feelings I’ve ever felt which is very bittersweet. I hate feeling down but if I didn’t feel that way I think I would plainly just exist.”

The track has already landed #1 position at SiriusXM’s alternative rock station and received critical acclaim across the media. The trio will be opening for the Silversun Pickups next February, so show lots of love:

North America 2020 w/ Silversun Pickups

2/4/20 Ventura Theater (Ventura, CA)

2/5/20 Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)

2/7/20 Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA)

2/8/20 Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)

2/10/20 House of Blues (Las Vegas, NV)

2/12/20 The Union Event Center (Salt Lake City, UT)

2/13/20 Belly Up (Aspen, CO)

2/14/20 Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)

2/16/20 Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)

2/18/20 House of Blues (Houston, TX)

2/19/20 Stubb’s BBQ (Austin, TX)

2/20/20 House of Blues (Dallas, TX)

2/22/20 The Fillmore (New Orleans, LA