According to a press release, ‘Sign of Growth’ was by inspired by the short film Dear Araucaria and tells the story of the Guardian’s crossword setter John Graham, who let his dedicated followers know of his impending death in the form of crossword clues – one of them being, ‘sign of growth (6)’. “It destroyed me. The way Araucaria connected to his solvers,” John Edgar (The Dawdler) said. “Deep bonds formed through codes and clues, never having met any of his devotees. It’s just an utterly beautiful story. Needless to say, I love crosswords.”
Previously, the Dawdler shared the lead single ‘Dark Clouds’, Crocodile’, and ‘Lava Lamps’, the latter of which raised £800 for mental health charities Mind and Breathing Space through downloads and T-shirt sales.