Squid Share New Single "Paddling"

The song appears on their forthcoming album 'Bright Green Field'
Squid Share New Single 'Paddling'
Photo: Holly Whitaker
UK post-punk troupe Squid are due to release their debut album Bright Green Field in May, and ahead of its release, they've shared another single from the effort.

Today, they've dropped "Paddling" alongside a Felix Geen and Max Kreis-animated visualizer.

In a statement about their newly released song, they wrote:

Written from two different perspectives, "Paddling" is a song about the dichotomy between simple pleasures and decadent consumerism. Recounting a familiar scene from The Wind in the Willows, the song reminds us that although we are humans, we are ultimately animals that are driven by both modern and primal instincts, leading to vanity and machismo around us in the everyday.

Bright Green Field will arrive through Warp Records on May 7. The 11-track release finds the band incorporating field recordings, a 30-person choir, multiple guest features and a string ensemble.

For the album, they're also reuniting with Black Midi producer Dan Carey, who helped put out their previous EP through Speedy Wunderground.

Previously, Squid shared the album's lead single "Narrator," an eight-minute epic with vocal accompaniment by Martha Skye-Murphy.

Listen to "Paddling" below.