Ahead of the release of their hotly anticipated EP Afterglow, Sydney pop-punkers Yours Truly today reveal new single, ‘I Can’t Feel’. Previous singles ‘High Hopes’ and ‘Circles’ have already garnered a combined 5 million streams, and this emotionally charged follow up is undoubtedly going to ramp up the momentum.
Detailing lead vocalist Mikaila Delgado’s experience with a rare connective tissue disorder, the track is a commanding cry of both frustration and triumph. It comes alongside a visually arresting video which features a voodoo doll of the frontwoman being stabbed with a pin and the pain translating to her body.
Click below to watch the video for ‘I Can’t Feel’
Since being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome at two, Delgado’s life has navigated aches, pains, dislocations and fatigue. But letting this get in the way of her music career was never an option.
“When I found heavy music on YouTube I just knew this was what I wanted to do. I knew it wouldn’t be easy to perform at that level but I wasn’t going to let something I was born with stop me… I was too obsessed with this idea of singing in a band and touring the world that the consequences became irrelevant,” she says.
“‘I Can’t Feel’ is about the struggles where you’re doubting yourself because of a condition you can’t control. Since EDS is an invisible disability, I sometimes have a feeling of having to prove my pain and discomfort for it to be legitimate to other people. This song is really special to me because I’ve always found it hard to explain the way I feel – what other people can’t see. Putting it in a song allowed me to say the things I’ve wanted to say for the past 21 years.”
‘I Can’t Feel’ follows a raft of acclaim from their recent singles, ‘High Hopes’ and ‘Circles’, including NME naming Afterglow as one of the top pop-punk records to look out for in 2019. Yours Truly have also bagged the support slot for Hellions’ tour in May and are slated to play Download UK in June.
Afterglow will be released on Friday April 12 on UNFD.