Snail Mail today shares new single and accompanying video ‘Heat Wave’, taken from her hotly anticipated debut album Lush, out June 8th on Matador Records / Remote Control Records. “I’m not into sometimes”, sings 18-year-old songwriter and guitar virtuoso Lindsey Jordan in this show-stopping tour-de-force of infectious and affecting guitar pop. The video, directed by Brandon Herman, showcases Jordan’s formidable ice hockey rink chops, picked up during her days on the high-school team, while delving hauntingly into the psyche of growing up – with its paralysing insecurities, crushing lows and defiant highs. “I hadn’t actually been on skates since I quit the high school team junior year, so immediately jumping into shooting this was equal parts difficult and super fun”, Jordan says.
‘Heat Wave’ follows on the heels of the still-sizzling ‘Pristine’, which has garnered plays across BBC Radio 1 from Annie Mac (highlighting it as her ‘New Name’) and Huw Stephens (calling Snail Mail “one of the most talked about artists of this year’s SXSW”), 6 Music, Radio 2 and Beats 1, and selected by Pitchfork as their #5 track of 2018 so far. Tips by The Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’ and The Observer ‘One To Watch’, profiles by the Washington Post, Billboard and Stereogum, and song picks in the cross-section of The Guardian, New York Times, Esquire, Dazed, i-D, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Wonderland and many others – have further cemented Snail Mail as one of 2018’s hottest new artists.
Lush is a debut for the record books — a refreshing marvel of songwriting and technical composition, that’s both cohesive and explosive — from a white-hot young artist on the brink of something huge (and she’s only just graduated high school!).
Recorded with producer Jake Aron and engineer Johnny Schenke, with contributions from touring bandmates drummer Ray Brown and bassist Alex Bass as well, Lush sounds cinematic, yet still perfectly homemade.
Snail Mail – Lush is out Friday 8 June via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.