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Squirrel Flower announces debut LP with tender lead single "Red Shoulder"

24 October 2019, 15:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Squirrel Flower has announced her debut album I Was Born Swimming, alongside dropping the tender lead single "Red Shoulder".

"Red Shoulder" is the second track featured on I Was Born Swimming, and is Ella O’Connor Williams' first new single since the deluxe edition of Contact Sports landed last year.

Discussing the new single, Williams says, ""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."

Squirrel Flower's album was tracked live at The Rare Book Room Studio in New York City with producer Gabe Wax (Adrienne Lenker, Palehound, Cass McCombs).


  1. I-80
  2. Red Shoulder
  3. Slapback
  4. Eight Hours
  5. Headlights
  6. Honey, Oh Honey!
  7. Seasonal Affective Disorder
  8. Home
  9. Streetlight Blues
  10. Rush
  11. Belly of the City
  12. I Was Born Swimming
"Red Shoulder" is out now. Squirrel Flower's I Was Born Swimming album arrives 31 January 2020 via Full Time Hobby. She plays London's The Islington on 28 January 2020. Find out more.
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