Diet was formed by childhood friends Lasse Smed and Hasse Mydtskov in 2015. Having never played in a band together, yet having shaped an entire life-long friendship consumed by their shared musical interest, the two realized that creating music together could open up an entirely new aspect to their friendship. The Sky Is Diseased, the band’s first EP, was written and recorded during the winter and spring of 2017 in their old hometown of Odense, Denmark. Lasse wrote the songs while his mom was hospitalized and subsequently moved into a nursing home. Events around this time led both Lasse and Hasse to contemplate the significance of their friendship, trudging their shared and individual pasts, examining the present and ultimately deciding that making music as Diet should be allowed to define the future for both of them.