Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Squirrel Flower Covers Liz Phair

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

If you're as excited about this as I am, you've already pressed play on the widget below and are reading this while you listen. We've been fairly up front about our (very well deserved) gushing love for Squirrel Flower's album I Was Born Swimming, which was released earlier this year. We also obviously love Liz Phair's 1993 classic Exile In Guyville. Seeing as we love Squirrel Flower, Liz Phair, and covers, what more can we want than Squirrel Flower covering "Explain It to Me?" It's even a fantastic choice of a cover, as "Explain It to Me" is a wildly underappreciated song from a classic album. The original is a brilliantly minimal classic, made up of mostly just Phair and her guitar. Squirrel Flower somehow make the song even more minimal, with even less guitar but with Ella Williams looping vocals to self harmonize.

You can listen to Squirrel Flower's take on "Explain It to Me" below. The song is available as a single with an original song ("Chicago") as a B-side via Polyvinyl. You can get a copy on Bandcamp. For more on Squirrel Flower, check out the artist's website.

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