2019 debut album also available on CD.
‘Emotional Education’ is the debut album from London based IDER, the songwriting electro pop duo comprising of flatmates Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville. The album was mostly written in the band’s London flat - the culmination of six years of intense creative collaboration - and draws on themes of anxiety, identity, mental health, and the human condition run throughout.
There’s been a buzz about IDER for a while now, who have astounded with a string of stunningly original left-field pop and indies singles since first appearing with the sky-scraping, emotive Sorry back in 2016. The album’s 11 songs - which include singles ‘Mirror’, ‘You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You Baby’ and ‘Brown Sugar’ - are consistently intricate and intimate, but draw from a multitude of influences, reflecting the multi-instrumentalists’ diverse tastes. ‘Emotional Education’ was produced by MyRiot and Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Sampha) in London and Los Angeles.
To understand the symbiosis that exists between IDER, you need only learn how the London duo’s debut album got its name. “It came from a song that I had written,” says Megan Markwick, referring to the raw electro-pop anthem ‘Saddest Generation’, a beautiful examination of millennial malaise. “But then Lily had put in that lyric - ‘Where’s the emotional education we’re all looking for?’ And it was a penny drop moment. It’s such a perfect example of the way we work, this partnership that is all entangled.” “Emotional Education is what we give each other,” adds Lily Somerville, “and what we’re going to give you with this album.”
The North London duo have also been announced as support for Norwegian star Sigrid’s UK and Ireland tour, which kicks off in November. They’ll also embark on headline shows of their own across Europe, beginning with an Oslo show at the end of October.