Australian pop-rock favourites Yours Truly enter a new era with their first taste of new music since their acclaimed 2020 album Self Care. New single Walk Over My Grave finds the band toying with the idea of a person haunting you after they may have physically left your life, and the question as to whether you are haunting them too.
Yours Truly vocalist Mikaila Delgado explains how the track’s title stemmed from a comment made by someone who abruptly left her world that stuck with her:
“I shiver a lot, and when I’d shiver this person would say ‘someone must be walking over your grave’, and that was just a thought that kept coming back to me after we weren’t close anymore. I shivered one day as I was driving and I remember pulling over and writing lyrics. I was wondering, did anything I ever said stick with them? Were they thinking about me too?”
Its music video is seeped in gritty imagery and metaphor. Mikaila describes how she ran wild with her vision to bring out the anger and frustration she was carrying to visual life on this project.
“It’s exactly how I pictured it in my head,” Mikaila says of the video. “I always imagined it to be set in ‘hell’, along the lines of the idea that sometimes you can be stuck in your own head that feels like a hell you can’t escape. I had the idea of using red velvet throughout it because it’s got a very uncomfortable, dark looking vibe to it. I wanted to purvey the mood that I was carrying though uncomfortable imagery like the fabrics and set pieces, body movements and contorted camera angles.
“Visually, the boys and I made a really concerted effort with our outfits as well. We want to tell a visual story and we want to represent this kind of new music and era we’re stepping into. We don’t want to be rocking up in jeans and t-shirts anymore.”
Recently, Yours Truly played sold out headline shows along the east coast, were nominated for ‘Best International Breakthrough Band’ at the UK Heavy Awards and were invited to play an exclusive Live Session for Amazon Music.
The band are now set to support label-mates Slowly Slowly on their national headline tour throughout August/September and appear at Full Tilt Festival.