In 2016, Los Angeles singer/songwriter Eddie Gonzalez found himself starting a new life in the unfamiliar territory of Atlanta, GA. Struggling to find work in his new home, Gonzalez took at a moving company to make ends meet. One day during a move, he found himself browsing the record collection of recent Chicago transplant and bassist Brian Albertz (it turned out to be his wife's records). They quickly became friends, and Gonzalez knew Albertz was going to be essential in starting his new musical journey. Finally, in July 2016, EAGER LUNGS completed their lineup with Josh Blankenship on guitar and Will Drew on drums.