Eliza McLamb Announces Going Through It Album
Singer/songwriter Eliza McLamb will release her debut LP Going Through It, this January via Royal Mountain Records. Ahead of the album’s arrival, she has shared the song, “Glitter,” an ode drenched in self-realization and true friendship. Eliza tells us “Glitter is a song about the simultaneously beautiful and heartbreaking experience of moving through girlhood with a best friend. It’s a love letter, a cry for help, and a search for meaning in the darkness.”
Eliza McLamb’s forthcoming full-length, Going Through It, is described as a plunge pool with a still surface that betrays its staggering depth. A dive beneath reveals excerpts from McLamb’s life, one that until recently could be described as “difficult” if not plainly “traumatic.” By the time you hit bottom, you’ve reached the midpoint of Going Through It, a song called “16” that bluntly recalls a year of familial and personal turmoil that made McLamb the songwriter she is today. “I’ve no idea why I didn’t kill myself, frankly,” she says. McLamb survived, but the trauma lingers. “Side A of the record is ‘show me everything,’” she says. “Side B asks: ‘How do I take this with me?’”
For the album, McLamb enlisted Sarah Tudzin (Illuminati Hotties) to make the record at Bear Creek Studio in rural Washington, where Big Thief recorded U.F.O.F., an album McLamb holds dear. She’s keen to reference her influences, and pays respect to them across Going Through It. Opener “Before” summons the soft spoken, confessional ethos of Sufjan Stevens’ album Carrie & Lowell, the story of which mirrors, to an extent, McLamb’s own. “That really deep dive into his childhood and the relationship to family was a major inspiration on this record. You don’t often hear those kinds of songs,” she says
On top of pursuing a career in music, she’s the co-host of the enormously popular podcast Binchtopia and devotes time to a Substack where she publishes personal and investigative essays. While both of those avenues offer insight into McLamb’s mind, it’s the music that helps her work through the past. “I sit down to write when I’m feeling a certain way and I don’t know why,” she says. “It’s a process of translating an emotional reality into a musical one, something that can be easily shared.”
order “Glitter” by Eliza McLamb HERE
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