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Squirrel Flower unveils new album opener "I'll Go Running"

29 April 2021, 14:15 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Squirrel Flower has shared "I'll Go Running", the opening track from her upcoming album Planet (i).

After announcing Planet (i) with the lead single "Hurt A Fly" last month, Squirrel Flower has delivered the opening track "I'll Go Running" as the second preview of the record.

Squirrel Flower, real name Ella Williams, says of the new outing, ""I’ll Go Running" is about the darker side of being an artist - the pressure to make things brand new, shocking, to give everything away and open yourself completely without always getting intentional listening and consumption in return. To be vulnerable to a knife. But it's powerful to offer yourself and your art without fear, which is what I try to do with this album. That's why this is the opening track."

Planet (i) will follow last year's I Was Born Swimming album.

Most of the songs on Planet (i) were written before the COVID-19 pandemic, but when the pandemic hit she began to produce demos from her room, which led to more than 30 recordings. She travelled to Bristol in autumn last year to record Planet (i) at producer Ali Chant's (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius) studio.

Williams says of the process, "We had this shared creative language, and the recording process was, like my demo process, very sculptural. Instead of recording live with a full band, we built this record layer by layer, experimenting, taking risks."

The album features Bristol drummer Matt Brown and Portishead's Adrian Utley, as well as backing vocals from Tenci’s Jess Shoman, Tomberlin, Katy J. Pearson, Jemima Coulter, Brooke Bentham, her brothers Nate and Jameson Williams and her father Jesse.

"I'll Go Running" is out now. Squirrel Flower's Planet (i) album will be released 25 June via Full Time Hobby, and is available to pre-order now.
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