Ellis Shares New Single “March 13”

Ellis shares new single "March 13"
Ellis "March 13"

Linnea Siggelkow AKA: Ellis releases her new full-length Born Again on April 3rd, via Fat Possum/Royal Mountain. “”March 13” plays right after the last single ‘Embarrassing’ on the track listing, and is a reflection on a night that I did embarrass myself,” explains Linnea. “I acted badly and put someone I cared about in an unnecessary and uncomfortable situation, but refused to admit at the time that I was out of line.” Ellis’ upcoming headline and support dates with Ratboys have, unfortunately, been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Stay tuned for updated tour dates coming soon.

Born Again was produced by Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear) and recorded partly at Aron’s Brooklyn studio. The album follow-up to Ellis’s debut EP The Fuzz. The new album is a departure for the singer/songwriter “I grew up Christian and was quite devoted to faith up through my late teens, but I started challenging that once I got to university,” says Siggelkow, the daughter of a traveling book salesman and a piano teacher. “Since then I’ve been trying to redefine who I am and where I stand and what I think about these things on my own, and that journey very much played into the songwriting on this record.”

“When the record was finished, I didn’t feel how I had anticipated I would. I thought I was going to be feeling excited and fulfilled and proud of myself, but truthfully, I felt very depleted and drained and emptied out. The more I thought about why that was, the more I realized that I really did give this record all of myself, every last bit.” But through that process, she slowly made her way to an unforeseen clarity—an effect she hopes might ultimately transfer onto Born Again’s listeners. “I feel like I’ve found some sort of closure, and a better understanding of all the ways I’ve grown and the things I still have to work on,” says Siggelkow. “I rarely sit down with any specific intention when I’m working on music, but if these songs help people to find some comfort or feel less alone in what they’re going through, then that’s really the greatest takeaway I could ever hope for.

Ellis
Born Again
Tracklisting
Fat Possum/Royal Mountain

1. Pringle Creek
2. Born Again
3. Shame
4. Embarrassing
5. March 13
6. Fall Apart
7. Happy
8. Into the Trees
9. Saturn Return
10. Zhuangzi’s Dream