Following on from a wave of impactful efforts so far this year, Shelf Lives have now announced their plans for a new EP, arriving later this month.
The new seven-track collection 'You Okay?' is being previewed by the new lead single 'All Grown Up', which comes accompanied by a stunning Florence Poppy Deary-directed video, and is set to be released on the 26th October via Modern Sky.
Speaking about the new offering, they said, "With ‘All Grown Up’ we’re offering listeners a relatable journey that explores the nature of personal growth, self-acceptance and the complexities of navigating societal expectations. ‘Growing up’ is challenging, no matter the specifics. You can’t escape the societal pressures that inevitably shape your identity. You can end up being on auto-pilot, where you may feel like you're going through the motions without truly being present or connected to your own desires and passions. You get pushed into an internal and external battle of pursuing your authenticity vs. conforming. It gets crowded when you step in line but we’ve been socialised to believe that it gets lonely standing out from the crowd."
While the video's director added, "This song is all about growing up and how boring it all is, the most boring thing I could think of that fit with the lyrics was a medicine cabinet. It’s never got anything fun it, it’s always overcrowded and a huge pain in the arse because everything falls out and you always end up feeling like you’re under attack. I had great fun immortalising Jonny and Sabrina in cartoon format."
Watch the new video for 'All Grown Up' in the player and see the EP's full tracklisting below.
'You Okay?' Tracklist:
1. 'All Grown Up'
3. 'PVC Real Estate'
4. 'Off The Rails'
5. 'Skirts & Salads'
6. 'All The Problems'