Today, double Brit Awards nominee Eliza Rose returns to share her highly anticipated “B.O.T.A.” follow up called “Better Love”. Produced by Mura Masa, this uplifting and giddy garage single premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 and featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music, lands just in time for Spring. A sunshine bubbler to drive to with the roof down, Eliza Rose gives listeners a pure unadulterated reason to bounce and bop, showcasing her songwriting skill and mesmerizing vocals.
Speaking on the single “Better Love”, Eliza Rose says:
I wanted to create something a little bit different from “B.O.T.A”. Garage was one of my first introductions into electronic music so it was really important to me to have it represented in my repertoire. I speak a lot about my British working class background, and with garage being a British genre I wanted to simultaneously shine a light of these different parts of me, using idioms and sayings like “in for a penny, out for a pound”. I love English Literature and storytelling, and I know everyone can relate to stories of love and heartbreak so I wanted to explore both my vulnerability and modern feminine power. Ladies we can not be taken for an eediat!
Highly intentional, captivating and unique in the way she portrays her art visually, in collaboration with her creative director Jeanie Crystal the video dropping alongside the track sees Eliza continue to shine a light on her hometown, championing and telling the stories of those from her East London community. Hackney born and bred, in the video starring Hak Baker, Eliza pays homage to and stars the iconic cockney Pearly Kings and Queens of London (Shoreditch, Hackney, Homerton, Clapton, Wembley, Borough and Royal Kensington and Chelsea), shooting at locations including the classic East End boozer “The Bow Bells”, on the banks of the River Thames in Shadwell and The George Tavern in Stepney Green. The perfect visual texture to the track, nothing but good vibes are portrayed in the final party scene inside the pub casting her real life friends and family.
On the single artwork hand painted by artist Conor Murgatroyd, we see a depiction of Eliza Rose, her mum and nephews in a brightly coloured room in East London donned in a distinctive suit covered with patterns of mother-of-pearl buttons. A case of vinyl in the background with a Jamaican flag slipmat on the player, we are reminded of the beauty in her duality of identity as a Black British woman with Jamaican heritage, born and raised in East London.
Later this month, Eliza will embark on a massive 16-date tour hitting cities in the UK, EU and Australia. Fans this side of the equator in London, Barcelona, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Paris, Glasgow and Brighton can catch Eliza spinning effortlessly on wax in from the 17th March to 8th April. As noted by British Vogue – “from underground gem to global superstar” – from the 21st April to 6th May ravers down under will find her on an impressive 9-date debut stint stopping in Wayville, Maitland, Canberra, Sydney, Bendigo, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Bunbury.
Eliza Rose Tour Dates
UK & EU:
17.03 – THE COLOUR FACTORY, LONDON
24.03 – NITSA, BARCELONA
25.03 – LUX, LISBON
31.03 – PARALLEL , AMSTERDAM
01.04 – YOYO, PARIS
06.04 – SUBCLUB, GLASGOW
08.04 – PATTERNS, BRIGHTON
21.04 – GROOVIN THE MOO, WAYVILLE
22.04 – GROOVIN THE MOO, MAITLAND
23.04 – GROOVIN THE MOO, CANBERRA
26.04 – UNIVERSAL, SYDNEY
29.04 – GROOVIN THE MOO, BENDIGO
30.04 – GROOVIN THE MOO, SUNSHINE COAST
03.05 – NIGHT CAT, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
05.05 – RECHABITE, PERTH
06.05 – GROOVIN THE MOO, BUNBURY
Photo Credit: Phoebe Cowley
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