Ellis Unveils Debut Album 'Born Again'

She's also plotted a North American tour and shared the record's lead single "Fall Apart"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jan 22, 2020

Ellis — the dream-pop project of Hamiltonian Linnea Siggelkow — has announced plans for her debut full-length album. The record is titled Born Again, and it arrives April 3 via Royal Mountain/Fat Possum.

As the title suggests, the artist has gone through somewhat of a transformation with this new record. 

Siggelkow explained further in the following statement:

I grew up Christian and was quite devoted to faith up through my late teens, but I started challenging that once I got to university. Since then I've been trying to redefine who I am and where I stand and what I think about these things on my own, and that journey very much played into the songwriting on this record.

When the record was finished, I didn't feel how I had anticipated I would. I thought I was going to be feeling excited and fulfilled and proud of myself, but truthfully, I felt very depleted and drained and emptied out. The more I thought about why that was, the more I realized that I really did give this record all of myself, every last bit. I feel like I've found some sort of closure, and a better understanding of all the ways I've grown and the things I still have to work on.

For a taste of what's in store, Ellis has shared Born Again's lead single "Fall Apart" alongside an accompanying Habon Jibril-directed music video. 

Check out the video below.

In addition to her album announcement, Ellis has plotted an extensive North American tour. The run kicks off March 5 with with a number of Canadian stops, including Hamilton, Toronto and Montreal.

See the full itinerary.

Born Again
marks the direct follow-up to her first EP, 2018's The Fuzz and her first record since signing to Royal Mountain and Fat Possum.

Born Again:

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 Dream

Tour dates:

03/05 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
03/17-21 Austin TX - SXSW
03/24 Manitou Springs, CO - Lulu's Downstairs *
03/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
03/27 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
03/29 Seattle, WA - Barboza* 
03/30 Portland, OR - Mississippi Avenue *
04/02 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of The Hill *
04/03 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *
04/04 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
04/05 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe *
04/07 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge *
04/09 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
04/11 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
04/13 Chicago, IL - Schubas
04/24 Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern
04/25 Montreal, QC - Ursa
04/26 Boston, MA - Great Scott
04/28 New York, NY - Elsewhere Zone One
04/29 Philadelphia, PA - Boots & Saddle
04/30 Washington, DC - Songbyrd
05/01 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
05/02 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
05/20 London, UK - The Lexington

* with Ratboys

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