Hamilton, Ontario’s Linnea Siggelkow – will release her triumphant debut album Born Again on April 3rd, has shared a new song off of the record ahead of its release. Following the previously released singles “Fall Apart” and “Embarrassing,” “March 13” is a short but stunning interlude on the record “March 13’ plays right after the last single ‘Embarrassing’ on the tracklisting, and is a reflection on a night that I did embarrass myself,” explains Linnea. “I acted badly and put someone I cared about in an unnecessary and uncomfortable situation, but refused to admit at the time that I was out of line.”
Ellis’ upcoming headline and support dates with Ratboys have, unfortunately, been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Stay tuned for updated tour dates coming soon.
Produced by Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear) and recorded partly at Aron’s Brooklyn studio, Born Again arrives as the follow-up to Ellis’s debut EP The Fuzz—a self-released, self-produced effort that promptly led to a deal with Fat Possum Records. In a departure from the viscerally charged dream-pop of The Fuzz, Born Again unfolds with a mesmerizing subtlety, gracefully spotlighting Ellis’s unhurried melodies, starkly confessional lyrics, and luminous vocal work. Not only does this record and its production showcase Ellis’ incredible growth as a songwriter, but it also explores more complex and honest themes than her earlier work. “I grew up Christian and was quite devoted to faith up through my late teens, but I started challenging that once I got to university,” says Siggelkow, the daughter of a traveling book salesman and a piano teacher. “Since then I’ve been trying to redefine who I am and where I stand and what I think about these things on my own, and that journey very much played into the songwriting on this record.”