Ellis Shares Next Single Off Upcoming Album, "Embarrassing"

Ellis – Hamilton, Ontario’s Linnea Siggelkow – recently announced her breathtaking debut album, Born Again, and has shared “Embarrassing”.  Ellis offers a layered meditation on regret and responsibility through its shape-shifting textures and gorgeously languid pace.

Ellis on the new single: “I’ve come to realize that shame can be both good and bad, and the importance of recognizing the difference. I’ve felt it often when I shouldn’t have, when I’ve been made to feel guilty for things that have happened outside of my control, or for feeling ashamed of my body or my femininity or my feelings. But I think it’s important to also recognize that some things shouldn’t be justified, sometimes I act in wrong ways and hurt myself or others around me. I am learning to take responsibility for my actions and to hold myself accountable for the things that I should be embarrassed by, to say sorry, and to be better.”

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.”

Ellis will bring Born Again on the road this Spring, touring across the U.S. and the UK.  Dates are below:

March 5th – Hamilton, ON – Casbah

March 17th – 21st – Austin, TX – SXSW

March 24th – Manitou Springs, CO – Lulu’s Downstairs*

March 26th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*

March 27th – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest

March 29th – Seattle, WA – Barboza*

March 30th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Avenue*

April 2nd – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill*

April 3rd – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room*

April 4th – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*

April 5th – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe*

April 7th – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge*

April 9th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*

April 11th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*

April 13th – Chicago, IL – Schubas

April 24th – Toronto, ON – Monarch Tavern

April 25th – Montreal, QC – Ursa

April 26th – Boston, MA – Great Scott

April 28th – New York, NY – Elsewhere Zone One

April 29th – Philadelphia, PA – Boots & Saddle

April 30th – Washington, DC – Songbyrd

May 20th – London, UK – The Lexington

*supporting Ratboys