Ellis Announces Debut Album ‘Born Again’, Releases Single “Fall Apart”

January 22, 2020

Today Ellis—Hamilton, Ontario’s Linnea Siggelkow—announces her breathtaking debut album, Born Again. Produced by Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear) and recorded partly at Aron’s Brooklyn studio, Born Again arrives as the follow-up to Ellis’s debut EP The Fuzz—out now on Fat Possum. In a departure from the viscerally charged dream-pop of The Fuzz, Born Again unfolds with a mesmerizing subtlety, gracefully spotlighting Ellis’s unhurried melodies, starkly confessional lyrics, and luminous vocal work.  Born Again takes place in spaces both intimate and vast, ordinary and near-mythic: warm beds and lonely church pews, restless cities and desolate forests and the furthest reaches of the cosmos. Throughout the album, those spaces serve as the backdrop to Ellis’s sharply detailed and sometimes-painful experience of self-discovery, as well as the life-changing transformation echoed in the album’s title. Pre-order Born Again now, out April 3rd on Fat Possum Records.

To celebrate the announcement of Born Again, Ellis shares the album’s first single. On the sweetly hazy “Fall Apart”, Ellis takes on a heart-crushing vulnerability, laying bare her longtime struggle with anxiety and its impact on her most precious relationships. She says of the song: “This is really just an honest reflection of my struggle with anxiety and how I can’t hide it from the people closest to me. It’s about the feeling the first time someone you admire sees you in your most vulnerable state, about putting in the work to get better but still having moments of weakness. My anxiety comes over me like a tidal wave, and it feels like I am spiraling out of control. I am finding better and healthier ways to cope, to talk myself down when I can feel myself starting to fall, but it still happens sometimes even though I wish that it didn’t.”

Ellis is already slated to tour with Ratboys later this year, and today she announces more tour dates. All new tour dates will be on-sale this Friday, January 24th. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets here.

Tracklisting
1. Pringle Creek
2. Born Again
3. Shame
4. Embarrassing
5. March 13
6. Fall Apart
7. Happy
8. Into the Trees
9. Saturn Return
10. Zhuangzi’s Dream