Squirrel Flower Unveils New Video for ‘Roadkill’

    Squirrel Flower, the moniker of Ella Williams, has shared a new video for the single ‘Roadkill’, taken from her second album Planet (i). It’s the fourth visual the singer-songwriter has unveiled from the LP, following ‘Hurt A Fly’, ‘I’ll Go Running’, and ‘Flames and Flat Tires’. Watch the Lua Borges-directed clip below.

    “The first night when we shot the indoor footage there was a tornado that swept through Chicago a mile from where we were,” Williams explained in a press release. “When we filmed the outdoor shots at the Indiana Dunes it was July 3rd, I could see Chicago across the lake and it looked like a floating city next to the peach sun. We drove back to the city at night with hundreds of fireworks going off all around us and on the horizon. Elaine [Tunnat, Producer] and Lua are really rare people and cherished collaborators of mine and really captured the essence of the song in this video.”

    Lua Borges commented:

    ‘Roadkill’ felt so explosive and tunefully fervid, opening the gate of my summer this year. The music seemed to capture my own thoughts on how mesmerising and intimidating nature can be. It holds resilience in the most unspoken ways, as if at any point it could just take over everything humanity has been draining out. I knew right away that the video was meant to capture the warm season. And what is the human correlation with matter in the midsts of our environment? Our hands, the builders, become a strong symbol of the space we take in nature. Therefore a recurrence of hands, flesh and the substances that compose our bodies in the world. The imagery becomes a dynamic contrast of the embodiments of nature, whether it’s in the different formats, organic elements, colours and spaces.

    Check out our Artist Spotlight interview with Squirrel Flower.

    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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