Interview: Eliza & the Delusionals’ Sun-Kissed, Love-Soaked “Falling for You” Teases a Bold New Era Ahead of Their Sophomore Album

Eliza & The Delusionals © Nick Maguire
Eliza & The Delusionals © Nick Maguire
A strong, undeniable contender for ‘song of the summer,’ Eliza & the Delusionals’ “Falling for You” – taken off their upcoming sophomore album, ‘Make It Feel Like The Garden’ – is a spirited, sun-kissed, and love-soaked fever dream ready to send our hearts soaring on the adventure of a lifetime.
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“Falling for You” – Eliza & The Delusionals




I hope that listeners can find themselves somewhere in the story of ‘Falling For You’ and connect with the music in their own way.

Love may be a trip, but there’s nothing delusional about Eliza & the Delusionals’ latest single.

A strong, undeniable contender for ‘song of the summer,’ “Falling for You” is a spirited, sun-kissed, and love-soaked fever dream ready to send our hearts soaring on the adventure of a lifetime. Released May 21st via Cooking Vinyl, the Australian indie rock band’s intoxicating second song of the year (following March’s “Make It Feel Like the Garden”) arrives alongside news of their forthcoming sophomore album, also entitled Make It Feel Like The Garden and out July 19th.

Falling for You - Eliza & The Delusionals
Falling for You – Eliza & The Delusionals
In the breakdown,
You’ve been coming at me lately
Don’t play it down
If you’ve got something left to say
You can say it now
And I can’t make it up
It’s something that gets me down
Get me down
Playin’ round
And I might let the feeling get out
Play it right
Wanna know what you’re thinking ‘bout
Sitting quiet just to get you to stay around
Will you stay around
Stay around

An exploration of love’s irresistible, euphoric, and often disorienting tendencies, “Falling for You” is the kind of radiant, unapologetic revelry that gets the heart beating, the blood pumping, the toes tapping, and more: “Eyes so wide, hold them tight, and I can’t keep falling,” the band’s frontwoman (and namesake) Eliza Klatt sings in the refrain, putting her full force behind those charged words as bandmates Kurt Skuse and Ruby Lee do the same through their respective instruments. “I’m holding tight, but my heart keeps falling, falling in love…

Eyes so wide
Hold them tight
And I can’t keep falling
I – oh I’m holding tight
But my heart keeps falling
Falling in love
I keep falling for you
I don’t want your loving
I’m not in your love song
But my heart keeps
Falling, falling in love

“‘Falling For You’ captures the delicate balance between resisting love’s allure to maintain independence and succumbing to the captivating pull of infatuation,” Klatt tells Atwood Magazine. “It emerged during our writing sessions in Napa, California, where we set up a DIY studio in a friend’s basement. This track marked a significant departure from our previous sound, as we embraced a more organic, instinctive approach to songwriting, prioritizing emotion and personal connection over what we thought our music ‘should’ sound like. We wanted to embrace writing music that we love and enjoy, no matter what style or genre.”

“I have a strong attachment to this song and hope that both our existing fans and new listeners will find their own meaning in its lyrics, weaving them into the fabric of their own stories,” she adds. “‘Falling For You’ was a personal favorite from the get-go for me; there’s just something about the driving beat and the soaring melodies that I love. We knew we wanted to experiment with saxophone for this record, and this song felt like the perfect track for that. I think there is so much emotion to it, and it’s such a beautiful part of the song. To me, lyrically it’s about not wanting to fall down the rabbit hole of falling in love, but you just can’t help it.”

“PERSPECTIVE & NOSTALGIA”: ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS SHINE ON THEIR TRIUMPHANT COMING-OF-AGE DEBUT, ‘NOW AND THEN’

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The inspiration behind the song was finding the balance of independence and putting yourself first, but you can’t help falling in love.

Dynamic, dramatic, and beautifully all-consuming, “Falling for You” captures the weightlessness, the warmth, and the raw wonder of love as it hits us in real time.

It’s a reminder at how simultaneously magical and confounding feeling it is, to find oneself so fully wrapped up in someone else; to be, literally and metaphorically, knocked off our feet. And in four minutes’ time, it’s safe to say that Eliza & The Delusionals do the same with their audience, knocking the wind right out of us as they deliver an uplifting, infectiously catchy ode to infatuation’s intensity.

Face down
Got me thinking it’s something
I’ll feel bad about
Baby you’re a dream I wanna forget about
I know you’re screaming
But I’m just hearing no sound
No sound, no sound
Eyes so wide
Hold them tight
And I can’t keep falling
I – oh I’m holding tight
But my heart keeps falling
Falling in love
I keep falling for you
I don’t want your loving
I’m not in your love song
But my heart keeps
Falling, falling in love

Atwood Magazine recently caught up with Eliza Klatt to discuss her band’s return to the spotlight, their new music, and all the things that define this exciting new era.

Make It Feel Like the Garden as a record feels like a breath of fresh air for us in a way,” she smiles. “Not only did we feel confident to experiment and try new things musically and sonically, but the entire production and recording process was different to how we’ve done things in the past which was really refreshing for us, even when there were times we were pushed out of our comfort zone. I think it helped us get the most out of the songs and the record as a whole, and we were able to become the band we really wanted to be and write songs and music that we love.”

“Expect to hear a lot of different versions of Eliza & the Delusionals,” she adds. “I hope that listeners new and old can find themselves in their own “Garden” when listening to this record – a place where they can feel euphoria, whatever that may look like.”

Love, I don’t feel the same
But your love keeps talking
I don’t wanna feel your pain
But my heart keeps talking

Catch up with Eliza & The Delusionals in our interview below, and prepare to fall headfirst in love with “Falling for You.”

Make It Feel Like the Garden is out July 19th via Cooking Vinyl.

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:: stream/purchase Make It Feel Like the Garden here ::
:: connect with Eliza & The Delusionals here ::
“Falling for You” – Eliza & The Delusionals



A CONVERSATION WITH ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS

Atwood Magazine: Great to catch up, everyone! Firstly, you released the song “Make It Feel Like The Garden” earlier this March. Why did you choose that as your first bit of music back in two years?

Eliza Klatt: For this record we actually had a hard time deciding on the final singles. I think we felt so connected to all of the songs in different ways, it was really hard to choose and especially for the first single. We all love “Make It Feel Like The Garden” as a song and we felt it set the tone for the album and a taste of the new era whilst touching on some of the older Eliza & the Delusionals sound.

What's the story behind “Falling For You,” and what inspired it to be one of the singles?

Eliza Klatt: “Falling for You” was always a personal favourite for me from the moment the demo was finished. I saw so much in the song, and when we got it into the studio with Oscar Dawson it was so great to see it come to life. Adding the sax was a big part of the song as well, it brought so much colour and life to the final version of the song. I think the inspiration behind the song was finding the balance of independence and putting yourself first, but you can’t help falling in love.

You've talked a bit about the delicate balance between independence and infatuation that inspired this song. Where, for you, did those emotions stem from? Was this a real life, lived experience, and how did you navigate it?

Eliza Klatt: To be honest, I’m sure it was at some point in our lives. The song was written over 18 months ago, and the connection and feelings change so much in terms of the context of the song. I think it’s one of those songs that you can connect it to a lot of different situations and feelings. Writing songs is such an in the moment thing and what comes out is so dependent on how you feel, and as the writer I think this continues on when you’re listening back to your music after it’s recorded.

Eliza & The Delusionals © Nick Maguire
Eliza & The Delusionals © Nick Maguire

Sonically, I know you're proud of the more organic approach you took with this song. What were you going for when recording it? What was your vision for it, if any?

Eliza Klatt: I think the reason it came out so organically is because we didn’t really go in with a solid plan. We definitely had an idea of what we wanted the song to sound like, but a lot of it was trying ideas and recording things to see what worked. We tried to be a bit more free and laid back with the ideas to see what would naturally come out and feel right for the song.

Breaks my heart to say this, but it's been two years to the day as I write this (wow!!) since Now and Then's release. How, for you, do “Make It Feel Like The Garden” and “Falling for You” serve as a reintroduction to Eliza & The Delusionals?

Eliza Klatt: Make It Feel Like the Garden as a record feels like a breath of fresh air for us in a way. Not only did we feel confident to experiment and try new things musically and sonically, but the entire production and recording process was different to how we’ve done things in the past which was really refreshing for us, even when there were times we were pushed out of our comfort zone.

I think it helped us get the most out of the songs and the record as a whole, and we were able to become the band we really wanted to be and write songs and music that we love. I think the new record has some elements of our older sound and music, whilst moving into the next era of our band. We always try to do what feels right for us and try not to think too much about our previous sound or style.

Continuing along that line of thought, how does the band we're getting to know today compare to the one we last really knew in 2022? How do you feel you've changed over the past two years, and what excites you about returning with new music now?

Eliza Klatt: I think we’ve learned a lot as a band and as people over the last few years since the release – musically and emotionally. We’ve grown a lot as people and the band feels very different to what it did when we were writing, recording and touring our debut album. We’ve toured a lot since then, overseas and in Australia, which always makes for a great deal of inspiration, emotions and ideas. I think the three of us have a clear direction of what we want with our band, music and careers and we continue to work towards that. And I think that’s the exciting part – we’re all so on the same page, and we all feel so passionate about what we’re doing.

Eliza & The Delusionals © Nick Maguire
Eliza & The Delusionals © Nick Maguire



What do you love most about this new song, and what do you hope listeners take away from it?

Eliza Klatt: For me, this song is one of my personal favourites from the record. I love the driving beat, the sax, and the big vocal melodies. I hope that listeners can find themselves somewhere in the story of ‘Falling For You’ and connect with the music in their own way.

In the spirit of teasing listeners, what else can fans look forward to off the new album? Anything we can share to start getting folks excited?

Eliza Klatt: I think listeners can expect to hear a lot of different versions of Eliza & the Delusionals. Throughout the record we didn’t want to think too heavily about genre or styles or anything like that – we just wanted it to be authentically us and the music that we love. Which also made the decision for singles hard, because every song has their own vibe and style. I hope that listeners new and old can find themselves in their own “Garden” when listening to this record – a place where they can feel euphoria, whatever that may look like.

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:: stream/purchase Make It Feel Like the Garden here ::
:: connect with Eliza & The Delusionals here ::
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