Australia’s Yours Truly have released their new single, “Hallucinate“, taken from their just announced EP, is this what i look like? out July 15th, 2022 via UNFD. The track, which features guest vocals from Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six, is accompanied by a music video, which can be seen now below.
is this what i look like? marks the first full release from Yours Truly since their huge debut, Self Care back in 2020, and also features a guest spot from DR€W ¥ORK from Stray From the Path.
Speaking about the new single Mikaila Delgado explains, “’Hallucinate’ is an anxiety attack turned into music, detailing how it takes over your body so totally that it feels as if you’re under the influence of something. I’ve struggled badly with anxiety and it’s debilitating every day to be at war with your own thoughts. It’s one of the darkest songs we’ve ever written but I found a lot of power in pulling out the chaos of how anxiety feels and sounds to me and putting it in a song.”
While Self Care was inspired by conversations between all four members of the band about their mental health, is this what i look like? saw Delgado isolated, alone and uncertain about her place in the world. “My entire adult life has been Yours Truly. With that taken away, I was in a bad place. Not being able to perform was depressing,” she explains. She poured that into her writing. Brutal, raw and revealing “all the songs are about coming to terms with who you are and who you want to be.”
“I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’ve always been open with things like my health and what I’ve gone through, but I was very aware we live in a world where people use social media to show off idealized versions of their lives. We never want to pretend everything is perfect. This is my dirty laundry,” says Delgado. “It’s me saying I’m an anxious mess, I don’t know who I am but I’m trying to figure it out.”