Haley Dahl – who records as Sloppy Jane – has released her new single, “Jesus and Your Living Room Floor” (via Saddest Factory Records). The hauntingly beautiful ballad follows the release of “Party Anthem,” both of which will be featured on Dahl’s forthcoming album, Madison, set for release on November 5th – watch the official album trailer HERE. The music video, also out today, was filmed inside the Lost World Caverns in West Virginia, the place where Dahl recorded all of Madison, bringing in 21 bandmates from all around the country to make an impressive and ambitious orchestral album recorded deep inside the caves. It’s the first time someone has ever recorded an entire album in a cave, and the results are sonically stunning; Madison is an astounding, glorious record of highest order melodrama.
“Jesus and Your Living Room Floor” is the first instance of Dahl drawing on horses to evoke both childhood and also the early stages of love. A symbol of the album, Dahl can be seen holding a blue figurine into the light on the official album cover. On the inspiration behind the song, she stated:
“It’s about loneliness, mostly. It’s a fantasy about becoming greater in death– someone more interesting than I ever was, more loved than I ever was. It’s also about loving somebody so much that everything they touch becomes God; a photograph, a plastic horse, the floor of their living room. It’s all pretty toxic, honestly! But that’s the best part of writing songs, it’s like building an ugly feeling a pretty little house of its own so that it stops living in mine.”
Sloppy Jane will celebrate the album release with two headline shows; the first in New York City at Baby’s Alright on November 7th and the second in Los Angeles at Pico Union Project on December 3rd. Dahl will also perform at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris in November and open for Iceage in February 2022