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Leanne Macomber has grafted her way round the music world for quite some time. She played keyboards and synth on the blissed-out pop of Neon Indian, as well as her own four-track bedroom project, Fight Bite. She has now teamed up with producer Joel Ford who creates under his own split namesake Ford & Lopatin, Oneohtrix Point Never and Autre Ne Veut. After crossing paths during their respective band's touring schedule, they found in an instant personal and creative connection. She sent him on one of her demos to see where his production could take it and they both found a musical common ground they believed in. Together, they merged forces under the symbol of ejecta: settled dust after a volcanic eruption. In an interview with Polari Magazine, Leanne explained how their name signifies the rebirth she felt after waiting years to give her songs the production she desired. Under her new guise, she expanded on how she developed a character for the project and how she came into existence:

"She finds herself on earth after being reborn, or reanimated, or perhaps as a ghost who has just passed over into the next realm. Maybe even an alien. She is always depicted nude to allude to this displacement. Naked, she bears no signs of her culture or class. She is a timeless every woman in this sense."

Their debut album, Dominae, featured ten songs of unrequited, lost and imagined love. It triumphed in its emotional integrity, shimmery synthpop and beatific vocals by Macomber. Following a legal threat from Belfast DJ, the duo are back with an updated name of Young Ejecta and a new EP. The Planet, in many ways, is an epilogue to Dominae. It expands on the special formula they worked together on their debut and as they continue to explore the exhilaration and devastation of love.

'Into Your Heart' picks up nicely where they left off. Leanne enters in on a whispering plea "Don't push me away, I can dive into your heart," before blasting into an enormous synth arrangement. Their music flirts with the idea of proportion; Leanne's unashamed, often heartbreaking, honesty tackle huge emotions whilst often sung in a demure and sweet voice. Similarly, the music drives between the vast and bold productions whilst maintain the essence of Leanne's original, intimate demos.

Their lyrics are pulled from the depths of her inner world and insight. Similar to Dominae, she allows herself to write unapologetically and defiantly about her feelings. On 'Welcome to Love' she threads between sarcasm and devastation as she sings "Forgot to phone my mother, I bet that you are right about now to fuck her." By the end of the EP, the short collection of songs have come full circle. 'What You Done' echoes the opening song by declaring "You could have told me how hard it was to be your love" before insisting, "Please tell me I can stay in your heart."

While their songs bear no resolution on love, they shine a light on the depths and instability of it. Young Ejecta have proven their ability in producing emotionally intelligent pop music with a knowing sense of enchanting melodies. They effortlessly shift between the twinkling and sparse to the thundering and assertive. The Planet continues their crusade of love from their debut album.

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