Squirrel Flower Shares Cover of Liz Phair’s ‘Explain It To Me’, Unveils New Version of ‘Chicago’

    Squirrel Flower, the moniker of singer-songwriter Ella Williams, has released a cover of Liz Phair’s ‘Explain It To Me’, as well as a new version of her song ‘Chicago’. Listen to both tracks below.

    “‘Explain It To Me’ has been one of my favourite songs since I first heard it when I was 14,” Williams said in a statement. “I made this recording in my basement while experimenting with self harmonising for the first time in a while.”

    ‘Chicago’ first appeared as the closing bonus track on Squirrel Flower’s Contact Sports EP. “This version of ‘Chicago’ is from a studio session a while back and that never got used, so my brother and I put some extra guitar on it during quarantine and voilà,” Williams explained. “I originally wrote this in 2015 when I lived in the Midwest. It’s for when you’re lost or moving, or arriving.”

    Earlier this year, Squirrel Flower released her debut studio album, I Was Born Swimming. Since then, she’s also shared a cover of Caroline Polachek’s ‘So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings’ as well as ‘Take It or Leave It’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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