On her debut album, Eliott shares: "I've held on to it for quite some time and now it's time to let it go.”
Melbourne singer and songwriter Eliott has announced her long-awaited debut album just calling to tell you I’m ok, set for release on Friday August 11th (via Island Records Australia/UMA).
To celebrate, Eliott will be hitting the stage with her new tracks with her album launch shows, in Melbourne on Saturday August 12th at The Northcote Theatre and in Sydney on Saturday August 19th at the Landsdowne Hotel.
“I cannot believe I am saying these words…My debut album is finally coming out. This record has been the therapy session I never realised I needed. I’ve hurt, I’ve broken, I’ve grown, and I’ve healed. The journey of making this album was something I could hold onto, something to keep me safe, to get through the turmoil, to speak my truth. I’ve held on to it for quite some time and now it’s time to let it go.”
Catch Eliott at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne. Tickets here.
Eliott Album Launch Tour
- Sat Aug 12 – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne
- Sat Aug 19 – The Lansdowne – Sydney
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The news arrives hot off the heels of her moving performances this morning on triple j’s Like A Version. With her band in tow, Eliott pulled out all stops for two very soul-stirring performances; a cover of Joji’s ‘Glimpse Of Us’ and her current single, ‘Control’.
On the 12-track debut LP, Eliott’s prodigious talent is on full display. At times explosive, at times searingly introspective, just calling to tell you I’m ok is a compelling journey of fracturing relationships, self-discovery, and gentle, hopeful rebirth. For the listener, it will take them on a full journey, looking ahead instead of reflecting on the past.
While some of the tracks were penned in her hometown of Cobram in regional Victoria, most were written after a formative period in 2020, including spending two months in Paris alongside writer and producer Jack Grace. In the City of Lights, with no pressure to write an album or produce a hit on her back, the songs for just calling to tell you I’m okay appeared.
The album’s production is helmed by Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper) – additional work is done by Jack Grace, Hauskey, Simon Lam, and Dylan Nash – with Eliott working with a range of co-writers across the 12 tracks, including Hauskey, Nick Acquroff (NYCK), Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Xavier Dunn, Nash, Angie McMahon, Alexander Biggs, and Mélanie Pereira.
Since launching, Eliott has already accumulated 25 million streams to her name, with her first single lifted from her debut album ‘Tell Me’, instantly added to triple j, with Atwood Magazine calling it ‘a cinematic soul-soaked explosion’ and Women In Pop noting her ‘remarkably expressive and compelling vocal.’ In addition to her signature vocals, Eliott has also been recognized as a promising up-and-coming songwriter, having co-written with Montaigne on her hit single ‘Ready’.
just calling to tell you I’m ok is an arresting statement of arrival from the 26-year-old, who’s been steadily and surely cutting her teeth in the Australian music scene since her debut single ‘Figure It Out’ in 2017. In the few short years since she’s built up an enviable CV: tours supporting the likes of Cian Ducrot and Matt Corby, and acclaimed single releases like ‘Circles’, ‘Home’, and her 2018 debut EP Bold Enough, which introduced her to the world in spectacular fashion.
Eliott’s debut album ‘Just Calling To Tell You I’m OK’ is out August 11 through Island Records Australia. Tickets to the Melbourne show can be purchased here.