Squid have announced their debut album Bright Green Field. It’s May 7th over Warp; Check out the music video for Felix Green’s lead single “Narrator” below. Also check out the full track listing and LP cover below.
“Narrator” marks Squid’s first official music video. “I’ve wanted to make a video about the virtual creation process for a while,” Green said in a press release. “I often think that this part of the 3D design looks more interesting behind the digital curtain than the final product because it conveys a process and an authorship. When approached to play on ‘Narrator’ I immediately thought it might be the perfect addition to this very visual idea. “
Bright Green Field was produced by Dan Carey. The record was written in drummer / singer Oliver Judge’s local pub and recorded in Carey’s London basement studio. “This album created an imaginary cityscape,” said Judge. “The tracks illustrate the places, events and architectures that exist in them. Previous releases have been playful and dealt with characters, while this album is darker and more location-focused – the music’s emotional depth has deepened. “
The band’s new single “Narrator” features guest singer Martha Skye Murphy. “‘Narrator’ was inspired by the 2019 film A Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” Squid said in a press release. “The song follows a man who loses the distinction between memory, dream and reality, and how you can often shape your memories of people to fit a narrative that benefits your ego. Martha Skye-Murphy pointed out that the unreliable narrator is mostly a man who wants to portray women as submissive characters in their story. After a few conversations with Martha, she thought it would be a good idea to play the role of the woman who wants to break free from the dominant story of the man. “
Squid made their EP Town Center debut in 2019 before signing with Warp in 2020 and releasing the tracks “Sludge” and “Broadcaster”.
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Squid: light green field
Light green field::
01 square of resolution
03 narrator [ft. Martha Skye Murphy]
04 boys racing driver
06 Documentary filmmaker
08 The overpass
09 Peel St.
10 Global Groove