Skullcrusher is the musical moniker of LA-based Helen Ballentine, who has today announced that she has been signed by Secretly Canadian for the release of her self-titled debut EP, coming out on June 26. Ballentine released the song “Places/Plans” earlier this year, but has today shared a video for it to celebrate the news of the EP. She says about the song and video:
“I thought a lot about my self-worth during this period of uncertainty. ‘Places/Plans’ attempts to communicate the beauty and vulnerability of being alone and what it means to let someone else in to see that. It feels like the thematic core of the EP. It is a song for being alone in your room, lying on the floor with a book and the window open, but also for letting someone in to lie with you.”
The dreamy, out-of-body feeling of “Places/Plans”‘ weightless melodies perfectly matches with the lo-fi simplicity of the lyric video, further enhancing its simplistic yet all-encompassing beauty. The video was created by Ballentine herself while in isolation. Watch below.
Skullcrusher’s debut EP Skullcrusher comes out through Secretly Canadian on June 26 (pre-order). Follow her on Instagram.