Eleanor Buckland first made her mark in the Boston-based folk-rock trio Lula Wiles that has become an acoustic music scene favorite with their three critically hailed albums. During this time, however, Buckland was also working on another musical project – her own album. You Don’t Have To Know (due October 29 on Soundly Music) spotlights a different side of Buckland’s musical interests as it sets her deeply personal songs against inventive indie rock arrangements.
This Friday, September 10, Buckland releases “I’m Not Saying,” her third single from her forthcoming solo debut You Don’t Have To Know. This song is super relatable, with lyrics that remind me of basically every relationship I have ever been in; ever.
I’m not saying that I’ve been crying, I’m not saying that I’m the only one trying, I’m not saying that I still want, because if I don’t say it…Elanor Buckland “I’m Not Saying” lyrics
On You Don’t Have To Know, Buckland takes listeners on an emotional journey as her songs address love complicated and love lost, explore struggles with depression and insecurity, and grapple with feelings of uncertainty and helplessness. Or as Buckland succinctly describes the album: “It’s about me trying to figure out who I am and who I was at that time.”
She delves into the darkness and noise of anxiety on “Static,” and examines unhealthy sides of relationships on tracks like “I’m Not Saying” and “Call Me Up.”
Eleanor will begin her tour in support of the album with two performances at the Brooklyn Americana Festival on Friday 9/17 and Saturday, 9/18 and continue through the fall.
U.S. TOUR DATES
- SEPT 17 / BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Americana Festival(@ 6:30 pm DUMBO Archway 155 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201)
- SEPT 18 / BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Americana Festival(@ 6 pm Liberty View – Pier 6 Plaza @ Brooklyn Bridge Park)
- NOV 5 / NEW YORK, NY @ Rockwood Music HallNOV 7 / CAMBRIDGE, MA @ Club Passim (2 shows)