awakebutstillinbed recently released their first new original song in nearly three years, "leave," for Chillwavve Records' '12 Days of Chillmas' series, and today on Christmas day, they surprise-released a new EP, stay who you are, featuring "leave" and two other new songs that were "written & recorded during the covid-19 pandemic that don't fit on any of our other upcoming releases," "beauty" and "mirror." Like "leave," "mirror" is a quiet, stripped-back emo song, but "beauty" is a full-band song that finds Shannon Taylor delivering the same kind of scream-singing that made awakebutstillinbed's debut album so distinct and memorable. The whole EP is great, as you can hear for yourself by streaming it below.
Cassettes are available via Acrobat Unstable. EP credits below too.