Squid have shared a brand new track, ‘Undergrowth’.
The track is the second to come from their forthcoming album ‘O Monolith’, set to arrive on 9th June via Warp.
“I really got into animism, the idea that spirits can live in inanimate objects,” explains drummer-slash-vocalist Ollie Judge. “I was watching Twin Peaks, and there was the episode where Josie Packard’s spirit goes into a chest of drawers. So ‘Undergrowth’ was written from the perspective of me being reincarnated as a bedside table in the afterlife, and how the thought of being reincarnated as an inanimate object would be dreadful. ‘This isn’t what I wanted/ So many options to be disappointed.’ Even though I’m in no way religious I don’t think anyone who isn’t religious is confident enough to not have had the fleeting thought of ‘Fuck, what if there is an afterlife? What if I’m going to Hell?’”
The track comes alongside a visualiser directed by guitarist Louis Borlase, and a video game by Frank Force. “Imagine the game itself as an interactive music video where gameplay and animation is synched up to the music and changes as the song progresses, moving into different phases,” he explains.