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Squirrel Flower releases cover of Liz Phair's "Explain It To Me"

13 October 2020, 14:36 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Squirrel Flower has returned with a cover of Liz Phair's "Explain It To Me", as well as an updated version of her Contact Sports bonus track "Chicago".

Ella Williams' cover of Liz Phair's "Explain It To Me" is her first outing since releasing "Take It Or Leave It" with a cover of Caroline Polachek's "So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings" in May.

Discussing her decision to cover Phair, Williams says, ""Explain It To Me" has been one of my favourite songs since I first heard it when I was 14. I made this recording in my basement while experimenting with self harmonising for the first time in a while."

Williams adds of her updated version of "Chicago", "This version of "Chicago" is from a studio session a while back and that never got used, so my brother and I put some extra guitar on it during quarantine and voilà. I originally wrote this in 2015 when I lived in the Midwest. It's for when you're lost or moving, or arriving."

She's yet to follow up her January debut album I Was Born Swimming.

Squirrel Flower's cover of Liz Phair's "Explain It To Me" and new version of "Chicago" are both out now.
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