Published Jan 22, 2020Ellis — the dream-pop project of Hamiltonian Linnea Siggelkow — has announced plans for her debut full-length album. The record is titled Born Again, and it arrives April 3 via Royal Mountain/Fat Possum.
As the title suggests, the artist has gone through somewhat of a transformation with this new record.
Siggelkow explained further in the following statement:
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. 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. 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.
For a taste of what's in store, Ellis has shared Born Again's lead single "Fall Apart" alongside an accompanying Habon Jibril-directed music video.
Check out the video below.
In addition to her album announcement, Ellis has plotted an extensive North American tour. The run kicks off March 5 with with a number of Canadian stops, including Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal.
See the full itinerary.
Born Again marks the direct follow-up to her first EP, 2018's The Fuzz and her first record since signing to Royal Mountain and Fat Possum.
1. Pringle Creek
2. Born Again
5. March 13
6. Fall Apart
8. Into the Trees
9. Saturn Return
10. Zhuangzi Dream
03/05 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
03/17-21 Austin TX - SXSW
03/24 Manitou Springs, CO - Lulu's Downstairs *
03/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
03/27 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
03/29 Seattle, WA - Barboza*
03/30 Portland, OR - Mississippi Avenue *
04/02 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of The Hill *
04/03 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *
04/04 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
04/05 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe *
04/07 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge *
04/09 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
04/11 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
04/13 Chicago, IL - Schubas
04/24 Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern
04/25 Montreal, QC - Ursa
04/26 Boston, MA - Great Scott
04/28 New York, NY - Elsewhere Zone One
04/29 Philadelphia, PA - Boots & Saddle
04/30 Washington, DC - Songbyrd
05/01 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
05/02 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
05/20 London, UK - The Lexington
* with Ratboys