Ellis and Chastity Are Partners in Crime on "hell"
Ellis' new EP 'nothing is sacred' drops tomorrow
Published Jun 24, 2021Ahead of nothing is sacred's June 25th release, Hamilton-based dream-pop artist Linnea Siggelkow — aka Ellis — has shared a new single and video featuring Chastity's Brandon Williams. The EP comes as the follow-up to last year's debut Ellis LP Born Again.
"hell" follows previously-released singles "what if love isn't enough" and "hospital." This also isn't the first time the duo have collaborated: Williams appeared in Siggelkow's video for Born Again cut "Pringle Creek" last year.
Siggelkow said of the track:
What happens to us when we die? Obviously I don't know for sure but I think the concept of hell in a traditional sense is very strange. Thinking about it as a place that exists in the afterlife feels like it discounts all the real and shitty things that people endure in this lifetime. Hell exists on earth, we see it all the time. I like to think that death isn't the gateway to hell, it's some kind of freedom from it.
In the Andy Friesen-directed visual, Siggelkow and Williams embark outdoors with their wagon, duffle bag and shovel. Okay, pretty standard. Blood drips from the wheels as they walk it past a church and through the forest, making their way to the river by dusk. Definitely not suspicious activity at all — especially not when the couple proceeds to light it all on fire. The penultimate line being "I've seen hell and I'm not afraid to die," is… reassuring?
Watch the video for "hell" below and pre-order nothing is sacred here.