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Squirrel Flower unveils soothing new single "Headlights"

03 December 2019, 13:10 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Squirrel Flower is back with "Headlights", the second single to be shared from her forthcoming debut album I Was Born Swimming.

"Headlights" lands after October's tender lead track "Red Shoulder", and arrives with a visual directed by Bao Ngo.

Speaking about the track, Squirrel Flower says, ""Headlights" takes place in a moment of solitary reflection; a glance back and a glance forward. I wrote it on tour driving through the pioneer valley in Massachusetts in some heavy fog. Suddenly I was aware of the space the car was plummeting through, both physical and temporal."

Of the video, Bao Ngo adds, "The video for "Headlights" was inspired by cheesy, classic imagery of actors riding in cars through LA - evoking glamour and sunshine. Here, we ran with the concept and placed it in a Massachusetts suburb on a cold winter day, driving around in circles in a convertible, shooting from morning til night, playing with a slightly warped sense of time so that the video would feel a little cold and a little lonely, and perhaps at times a little jarring, while still aiming to subtly reference the beauty of older Hollywood films."

I Was Born Swimming was tracked live at The Rare Book Room Studio in New York City with producer Gabe Wax (Adrienne Lenker, Palehound, Cass McCombs).

It'll be her first collection of tracks since releasing the deluxe edition of her Contact Sports EP last year.

"Headlights" 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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