Published Aug 15, 2019Little Scream (a.k.a. Lauren Sprengelmeyer) has just shared a brand new single from her upcoming album Speed Queen, which is due to arrive October 25 via Dine Alone/Merge.
The inspiration for Speed Queen comes from Sprengelmeyer's perspective as a recent American ex-pat, watching her country crumble from her newfound Canadian haven. Today, you can hear her groovy slice of escapism titled "Still Life" down below.
Sprengelmeyer had this to say about her new song:
Much of my new record Speed Queen touches on class, poverty, and politics. But there are a few exceptions, and all of these exceptions have one thing in common—they all reference painting. I guess painting is my "happy place," and the thing that gave me a break from the other heavy subject matter. "Still Life" is a song that grew out of a fragment Mike Feuerstack had started and shared with me. I had just been discussing that Manet painting "Un bar aux Folies Bergère," and I finished writing the song with the unrequited longing that painting has always inspired in me.
Little Scream previously released "Dear Leader" from Speed Queen. The upcoming album marks the first full-length album since 2016's Cult Following.