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Halloween isn’t necessarily for everyone, but there’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned spook to get you feeling festive. Toronto singer-songwriter Linnea Siggelkow certainly evokes this state of mind in the new Ellis video for “The Drain” that we’re premiering right here. Even though the track is dream pop at its core, the spellbinding tune channels some serious softcore goth energy. Naturally, that had to be reflected in the aesthetic for the accompanying visual which Siggelkow co-directed with her friend Andy Friesen.

“The creation of this video was really DIY and was my first experience directing,” Siggelkow said in an email. “Neither of us had really done anything quite like it before, but we borrowed a camera, rented a fog machine and went for it. The concept of the song is about mustering up the courage to dive into the ‘deep end.’ I’m actually not a very good swimmer, so it’s a metaphor that is really real to me. I had this picture in my head of wading out into the lake, something I haven’t always felt brave enough to do, but I’m not afraid of it anymore.”

“The Drain” is featured on Ellis’ debut EP The Fuzz due out on November 9. Submerge yourself as the video unravels below.

For more of our premieres, check out Sakima’s new single “Apps” right here.

Words by Sydney Gore
Features Editor

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