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    words: Charlotte Krol photography: Mathew Parri Thomas

“Because we’re best mates, what we do is talk about stuff and figure things out together. Everything is a process and we’re kind of helping each other out through writing songs...”

ne in four, one in four, we must be the saddest generation, is there any hope for us at all?” laments the chorus of IDER’s ‘Saddest Generation’. The track, taken from the London duo’s debut album released this month, references the WHO statistic that one in four of us will experience adverse mental health in our lifetime. ‘Saddest Generation’ is the apex of Emotional Education, a record of pointed rhetoric about identity, millennial angst and mental well-being. In it, best friends Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville pose questions about mid-late twenties experiences across what they call a “genreless” collection of songs that retain their sublime, interactive harmonies. But Emotional Education’s power lies less in operating as a handbook for all of life’s answers than an open musing on its complexities.

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