Now Playing: Squirrel Flower – 'Red Shoulder'

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Photo by Ally Schmaling

Squirrel Flower, which is the musical project of Ella Williams, late last month announced that she's set to unveil her highly anticipated debut album I Was Born Swimming in January 2020 via Polyvinyl. Before it's time to devour the album in its entirety, she's shared a preview of what's to come with the album's first single 'Red Shoulder'.

The pairing of her heartfelt lyrics and impassioned vocals is a mighty combination by Squirrel Flower. On the track, she said, "Red Shoulder’ is a song about destabilisation and dissociation... Something soft and tender becomes warped and sinister, turning into sensory overload and confusion. How can something so lovely turn painful and claustrophobic? The song ends with a heavy and visceral guitar solo, attempting to reground what went awry."

Mark January 31st down in your planners, the release of I Was Born Swimming is one you certainly don't want to miss.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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