Squirrel flower and the art of crafting a self-portrait in song

Musician Ella Williams, who records and performs under the name Squirrel Flower, spent the year prior to the pandemic recovering from a series of concussions, which required her to adopt protocols that ended up serving her well in the COVID era.

I had to process through self-isolation, not going out and socializing, not being on screen and not reading. When the pandemic hit, I was like, OK, I know how to do it, Williams said by phone from her new home in Chicago. “I knew how to deal with that kind of thing, and I went out on tours with a concussion, which creates this strange dichotomy between being in the world and being alone at the same time, which I think is kind of like walking around [amid] Corona virus disease.”

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