Music Shelf is grateful and honored to premiere the video for Grooblen’s newest single “Escher Girl.” This is their follow up to their debut album “One of Four” which was released earlier this year.
Grooblen (Ellie Stokes) is an integral member of the San Francisco music scene. Stokes is the founder of the Big Leap Collective. Big Leap Collective is a nonprofit creates opportunities for diversity and accessibility in art education through community-focused events.
An Escher Girl is a caricatured, objectifying visualization of women often portrayed in pop media like comic books.
Grooblen’s Escher Girl is a tangled testament to overcoming impulse and grappling with the need for control after overcoming a traumatic, sexist experience as a feminine-presenting person.
The song is a winding experimental jazz-pop symphony of piano, synths, pounding drums, and more, reflecting a warped poppy take on a Fiona Apple or Mitski song. The single is accompanied by a surrealist sci-fi music video, by Bay Area director Jozie Zamjahn. The new Grooblen single, produced by Jim Greer (Foster The People, Del the Funky Homosapien, Galactic, Angelo Moore) is set to be released via Weird Sister Records on September 16th.
You can listen to “Escher Girl” on all streaming platforms!