Squirrel Flower - moniker of Ella O’Connor Williams - releases a new standalone single, “Take It Or Leave It,” and a cover of Caroline Polachek’s “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings.” “Take It Or Leave It” was originally appeared on a 7” alongside Williams’ ethereal and warm debut, I Was Born Swimming, released earlier this year as part of the Dinked edition for participating stores. Throughout the emotive, melancholy track, Williams plays her grandmother’s accordion and grandfather’s nylon string guitar. “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” is an explosive cover of Polachek’s original.
“For the last show of my truncated tour in March, my band and I decided to play a cover of ‘So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings’ after rehearsing it once during sound check (we are all huge Caroline Polachek fans),” says Williams. “It was the last song I played live before quarantine. I got home from tour and immediately recorded it in my basement.”