"Pictures of Flowers" is Williamson's first new single since releasing her Sorceress album in May.
The new track features Hand Habits' Meg Duffy on guitar and Woods' Jarvis Taveniere on bass, drums, and Mellotron. They recorded the track remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.
Stereogum reports that Williamson says of her new single, ""Pictures of Flowers" is a song that speaks to the fear and uncertainty I felt in the early days of the quarantine, as well as the clarity gained and realignment in priorities I’ve been experiencing over the last few months. I feel like a different person today than I was in January. Initially, being forced to cancel the tour dates in support of my new album had me reflecting on how to move forward with my career. What was the point anyway? My musical ambition began to feel hollow in the face of a global pandemic. I spent most days alone, going on long walks around my eerily quiet neighborhood. Then, when the police murdered George Floyd, these empty streets filled with protestors. This uprising has been a long time coming. From where I’m sitting, this seems like an apocalypse in the truest sense of the word - an unveiling. We’re seeing, firsthand, the people tear down the tower to build new structures. "Pictures of Flowers" means something different to me now from when I first wrote it. Here’s to continuing to learn, listen, grow, and evolve."
Williamson's new song is released as part of Mexican Summer's Looking Glass singles series, and follows on from Monday's "Lagoon" by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
All money made from the Bandcamp sales will go directly to the artist or to a charity of their choice. For this track, all proceeds made will be donated to Harriet's Apothecary, "an intergenerational Brooklyn based healing village led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors".