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EUCA TAKES US THROUGH HER DEBUT EP TRACK BY TRACK

Transitional Period is out now!

Image: Margot Stewart.


Folk singer-songwriter EUCA recently unveiled her debut EP, Transitional Period. If you're loving the release and want some insight into each track, we've got you covered! The singer has treated MILKY, taking us through the EP track by track.



ONLY FOOLS

Only Fools is about my personal struggle with suicidal thoughts, while also an ode to my partner. The song captures how finding pure love can change your life and give you hope and strength to stick it out, even if it’s just to protect somebody else.



BULLETS

The story of Bullets has developed so much over the years. I originally wrote the hook lyric back when I was 16 years old, but at the time I didn’t have any life experiences that warranted such dark visuals. Unfortunately, I experienced some life-altering trauma at the hands of my best friend when I was 21 years old, and while it truly destroyed me I was thankful to finally find a use for the line.



FATHERS

Fathers was also written many years ago when I was in my high-school relationship. My boyfriend at the time had an estranged dad and I myself had a very torn extended-family dynamic, so it was something we bonded over as teenagers. He struggled to talk about his relationship with his father, so the song was something I created as a way to connect and empathise with him. Although he never heard it and we have no communication these days, I know it’s a story that creates a very intimate experience at my live shows and I am thankful to him for that.



I HATE THE WAY

IHTW was a song structured out of anger and exhaustion. I’d begun a casual relationship with a man prior to traveling, and whilst I was away he begged and whined about me coming home to be with him and start our life together the entire time. Then, when I finally did find my way back to the Gold Coast, he let me know he wasn’t interested and ghosted me after giving me sob story after sob story. It’s the classic love bombing tale. When I played him the song at a gig, he stormed out and it was pretty iconic.



SPITE

Spite is me expressing my motivations for writing some of the deeply personal songs that I do - pain, embarrassment, pettiness and most importantly, spite. The bridge chants, “but you’ll know the words one day, I bet!” at the negative people that have come and go throughout my life, who I like to imagine are keeping tabs on my career. I love this song, even if it comes across snooty and bitchy.



NOT CHAMPAGNE

My first love, Not Champagne was my debut single! Lyrically I love to focus on visual metaphors, and the chorus of this track is one of my all time favourites, “I’m not champagne, I’m white wine, flat and sour when you’re on my mind”. This track is about the battle of progressing beyond heartbreak - trying to unlearn their daily and routine presence in your life while you still have feelings lingering for them. I couldn’t believe it when this song blew up and I am so thankful it was so relatable to so many people.



Transitional Period is out now!