Everyone and their great uncle is announcing an album today, but I am determined to get this new Squirrel Flower single into your ear canals. It's good and deserves a little post. Last year, Chicago-based musician Ella Williams released a sometimes-spooky, sometimes-sublime EP called Planet, which included the shiver-worthy track "your love is a disaster." Today, she's shared a reimagined version of the song with guitar work from the great MJ Lenderman (whose band Wednesday is included among the aforementioned album announcements). Retitled "Your Love," the new version is basically a fraternal twin. “This song is the big version of itself,” Williams said. “I started playing it live with a full band last year and it was so fun I had to record it.“
While "your love is a disaster" was a vibrant swirl of cloudy lavender and the kind of blue that burns, "Your Love" illuminates those hues to their exhilarating maximum. "Take me dancing / Touch my skin and hold me / Anything, anything to feel close again," Williams sings in earnest. "Your Love" combusts with the desire and desperation to find fuel for a fading flame. Every time she sings "Your love is a disaster" there's a different connotation, another tension, another fear, another lust.
Check out the song and her newly announced co-headlining tour dates alongside Horse Jumper of Love below.