Today, Sabrina Teitelbaum, a.k.a. Blondshell, announced her self-titled debut album, which will arrive April 7 via Partisan Records. The announcement comes with a new single called "Joiner," which is a vulnerable oath to go down the rabbit hole with someone clinging to bad habits in order to pull them out of it. "I think I want to save you / I think I want to join in," Teitelbaum cries out in silvery hues during the chorus. "Think you watched / Way too much / HBO growing up / Now you got one arm cut / And when you eat you throw up," goes the second verse, exploring the darker sides of another.
“I was listening to a lot of Britpop when I wrote this song,” Teitelbaum said about the track. “A lot of those bands (The Verve, Pulp, Suede, Blur, etc.) channeled dark subject matter, drugs, and all this dirty stuff, but with a fun acoustic guitar under it. I was listening to The Replacements, too. That’s what this song was inspired by sonically. I wanted it to feel like you’re watching HBO, where even though it’s heavy, it’s still a good time.”
Watch the Alex Thurmond–directed video for "Joiner" below, and pre-order the album here.