Eaves Wilder shares new single ‘Are You Diagnosed?’

It’s the third single taken from her forthcoming debut EP, ‘Hookey’.

Ahead of the release of her debut EP ‘Hookey’ on 24th March via Secretly Canadian, Eaves Wilder is sharing the third single from the project, ‘Are You Diagnosed?’. A “tongue-in-cheek dig and a deliberate de-romanticisation of mental illness”, Eaves says, “I first entered the Child and Adolescent Mental Health services - or CAMHS - when I was eleven. Although they did finally help me, and I left at the age of fifteen, ‘Are You Diagnosed?’ is basically a stream-of-consciousness, scream for help rant/report about what it’s like in those awful, quiet waiting rooms, and consulting rooms. “As CAHMS is so dangerously underfunded by the government, the deal is- the closer you are to death, the higher up the waiting list you go. Which on average is around 16 months. And people with eating disorders are competitive anyway, so it’s very easy to look around the waiting room, and think, ‘I need to be the most ill person here. I need to get … ill-er than the girl with the bandages on her arms, or the tube up her nose - or I’ll never get treated. I’m going to make my way up that list.’ “The key thing is getting your diagnosis. There’s no treatment until diagnosis. You don’t know what is happening to you. And a lot of people doubt you are ill anyway. They (friends, family, teachers) think that you’re making it all up, I think that’s easier for them. And so the biggest question is, over and over: ‘Are you diagnosed? Are you diagnosed?’” The song features on her forthcoming EP ‘Hookey’. “’Hookey’ is basically about bunking off,” she explains. “I spent most of my teens playing Hookey in the music room at school. That’s where I wrote songs and taught myself instruments. ‘Are You Diagnosed?’ was literally written in the middle of my French GCSE class, and I remember mixing my first demos of ‘Morning Rain’ under my desk in sixth form. Through lyrics, production, or melody, my main thing is always adding as many hooks as possible - or how can I expect people to listen? “My inner dialogue when writing or jamming is MAKE IT MORE HOOKEY!!!! Each song is kind of a different perspective of where I was and why I wasn’t at school, it shows a progression. It started in the hospital when I was unable to speak my mind, and ended with the decision to share the secret songs I’d been making.” Check out latest single ‘Are You Diagnosed?’ below. ‘Hookey’ EP Tracklisting: 1. I Stole Your Jumper 2. Are You Diagnosed 3. Morning Rain 4. Connect The Rooms See Eaves Wilder live at the following dates: FEBRUARY 22 - The Social, London MARCH 01 - The Social, London 08 - The Social, London MAY 04 - The Lexington, London JULY 20-23 - Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire

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