Daily Dose: Ellis, “Something Blue”

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Daily Dose: Ellis, “Something Blue”

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The daughter of a traveling book salesman and a piano teacher, Linnea Siggelkow first made her musical mark traversing about Ontario’s DIY scene before self-releasing her debut EP The Fuzz last fall. The Fuzz was released in physical form for the first time last month following the singer’s signing to Fat Possum Records. Today, Linnea Siggelkow, who goes by the moniker Ellis (an artful extension of her initials, “L.S.”), shares the stunning visual accompaniment for her new single, “Something Blue.”

With a voice that’s garnered comparisons to the likes of both Slowdive and Mazzy Star, Ellis guides us through the things lost in the aftermath of a relationship. That ghostly softness manifests itself through chiming synths, resulting in a dazed and dreamy quality that just barely masks the uneasiness and anxiety of the lyrics coursing underneath. Just barely.

The visually stunning video for “Something Blue” (dir. Justin Singer) affords the same kind of emotional in-between; color palettes of powdered pastels transition seamlessly into arresting reds and bold, witchy silvers. Meanwhile, empty restaurants, phantom winds and Lynchian lighting impart an atmosphere that feels as peaceful as it does unsettling.

Watch the video for “Something Blue” and revisit Ellis’ March Paste Studio session below. You’ll find her tour itinerary further down, featuring Siggelkow’s first-ever E.U. and U.K. shows, as well as a support slot with Alvvays and The Courtneys.

Ellis Tour Dates:

04 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Stag & Dagger Festival @ Broadcast
08 – London, U.K. @ Headline show @ The Islington
10 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Great Escape @ Green Door Store
11 – Leeds, U.K. @ Gold Sounds Festival @ Brudenell Social Club

09 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Opera House w/ American Football
23 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Rec Room w/ Fog Lake
26 – New York, N.Y. @ Central Park – SummerStage 2019 w/ Alvvays

12-14 – Guelph, Ont. @ Hillside Festival