Squid Release New Single ‘Undergrowth’

    Squid have released a new single, ‘Undergrowth’, which will appear on their forthcoming LP O Monolith. The track, which follows lead offering ‘Swing (In a Dream)’, arrives with a visual directed by the band’s Louis Borlaise, as well as its own video game made by Frank Force. Check out the visualizer below and the video game here.

    “I really got into animism, the idea that spirits can live in inanimate objects,” vocalist and drummer Ollie Judge explained in a statement. “I was watching Twin Peaks, and there was the episode where Josie Packard’s spirit goes into a chest of drawers. So ‘Undergrowth’ was written from the perspective of me being reincarnated as a bedside table in the afterlife, and how the thought of being reincarnated as an inanimate object would be dreadful… Even though I’m in no way religious I don’t think anyone who isn’t religious is confident enough to not have had the fleeting thought of ‘Fuck, what if there is an afterlife? What if I’m going to Hell?’”

    Force commented: “Imagine the game itself as an interactive music video where gameplay and animation is synched up to the music and changes as the song progresses, moving into different phases”.

    O Monolith comes out June 9 via Warp Records.

    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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