Words: Sam Geary
Brighton post-punks Squid have announced details of their debut album 'Bright Green Field'.
Produced by Dan Carey, it is set for release via Warp Records on May 7. The 11-track record is heralded by a new Martha Skye Murphy collaboration, 'Narrator'.
"This is the debut album we’ve always wanted to make and without a doubt the most ambitious thing we’ve ever done," say the five-piece. "We can’t wait for you to hear the whole thing. And especially to be able to play it to you in person.
"The track was inspired by the 2019 film A Long Day's Journey Into Night, the song follows a man who is losing the distinction between memory, dream and reality and how you can often mould your memories of people to fit a narrative that benefits your ego.
"Martha Skye Murphy, the track's guest vocalist, made the point that the unreliable narrator is, more often than not, a male who wishes to portray women as submissive characters in their story. After some discussions with Martha she thought it’d be a good idea that she play the part of the woman wanting to break free from the dominating story the male has set."
'Bright Green Field' tracklist:
Narrator feat Martha Skye Murphy