IDER will be live in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham, Rough Trade Bristol and Rough Trade East.
Themes of anxiety, identity, mental health, and the human condition run throughout. 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.
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."