Eliza and the Bear crossed the pond a few months back and made their way to Nashville, where they spent some time recording with Jacquire King (James Bay, Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men). What came of those sessions is the band's brand new EP Make It On My Own, which features two new tracks - the title track and 'Love Don't Play Fair' - as well as a remix of 'Make It On My Own' and an acoustic version of the previously released 'Talk'.

The band premiered the first song from the EP with Huw Stephens on Radio 1 today, and it's a behemoth of arena-ready percussion and massive hooks paired with some triumphant trumpets and an earworm of a chorus. It marks a huge step forward for the band, and you can read what James Kellegher had to say about the song below:

'Make It On My Own' came relatively late in the writing process for the album. I think we finished the song in the same week we left for the studio. It's about making a change in something, be it your entire life, or even in the smallest thing, a tiny change can make a huge difference. But also about self-worth, knowing that you have value and that you can do anything.'

The Make It On My Own EP drops on 7 June through Capitol Records, and both the tracklisting and their tour dates supporting Scottish alt-rock band Twin Atlantic are below the track.

  • Tour Dates:
  • 5th May – Albert Hall – Manchester *
  • 7th May – Brixton 02 Academy *
  • 8th May – Birmingham 02 Academy *
  • 9th May – Glasgow - SSE Hydro *
  • * supporting Twin Atlantic
  • Tracklist:
  • 1. Make it on my own
  • 2. Love don't play fair
  • 3. Make it on my own (RITUAL Remix)
  • 4. Talk (Acoustic)

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