The first glimpse of their forthcoming four-track EP ‘Familiarise Yourself With Your Closest Exit’, Austin Williams explains, “The title comes from when I was on a plane, shitting myself, and I saw that sign in front of me. It somehow summed up my feelings about anxiety. The word ‘familiarise’ seemed cosy to me, getting cosy with the idea of leaving, whether it’s knowing when to leave a party, or a certain element of your life behind.”
A collab EP, the project came about after Austin reached out to other musicians to work on the self-described “pretend pop songs” he’d been writing in his shed, after dreaming of what other artists he’d want to sing them.
“It turned out to be the most naive and fun way to write,” he notes. “Which reminded me why I love doing this so much. I’m at a point now where I’ve realised I’m in music for the joys and the sorrows, too. Otherwise, I guess I would have quit by now.”
Set for release early next year, check out ‘On The Floor’ below.