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Sierra Swan Releases New Single/Music Video!

Renowned multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and celebrated music collaborator Sierra Swan has released the debut single/video "I Want All Of My Shit Back" from her forthcoming six-song EP Tangerines. Sierra is best known for her work with The Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan, Cold, Dollshead and as an acclaimed solo artist. "I Want All Of My Shit Back" was released today, April 30th. The official video celebrates the people and city of Minneapolis, where she lives, in the wake of the George Floyd tragedy.

Encompassing a fun, free-wheeling, underground, dance vibe – driven by Swan’s “experimentation of beats and sounds” – her latest single, as well as the rest of the new EP, are a departure from her past singer-songwriter releases. She says this was based out of both necessity and an attempt at sanity amidst the Pandemic. 


“Like most people, Covid hit and isolation was in place. My basement studio is really the only place in my home where I can escape, as I have two kids and a husband. So, it became even more of a sanctuary for me during that time,” Swan said. “I knew from the start that this EP was not going to be very organic. I already made that decision based on my equipment and having to work mainly in my headphones. I was also just not in a singer/songwriter kind of mood. I wanted to have fun, considering the world around me seemed to be the complete opposite at the time. This song and the album are a result of that.” 


While sonically different from her past five albums, Swan’s signature, smoldering voice, which Corgan has hailed as “the most pure [he’s] ever heard,” is as palpable as ever. As is her ability to transport listeners on an emotional voyage that ventures into depths that few artists dare to go. 


“With my new EP Tangerines, fans can expect a journey; every song is different,” said Swan. “It celebrates freedom. I was not over thinking this album. I just had fun and went with every instinct, no second thoughts. Just doing.” 


I Want All My Shit Back,” in particular, exemplifies this freedom. According to Swan, she wrote the song about “that moment when you are finally sick and tired of the bullshit and how fantastic that feeling is – to just finally have had it.” 


Swan is supporting the single with a video she directed and starred in that she says was inspired by her city of Minneapolis in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd. “I have lived in Minneapolis for about six years and this year has been awful for the city. That’s why I wanted to make a video that celebrated the people I have met here and the city itself. I just collected some Minneapolis friends and asked them to participate. Each of their moments are very unique and fun. Also, the video is about nothing is ever what it seems.”


In addition to I Want All My Shit Back,” Tangerines will feature five new, original songs including “Peach,” which was written by Corgan, and the EP’s title-track, which Swan released earlier this Spring as an advanced single. 

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Tangerines, which is slated for a May 10, 2021 release, will be Swan’s sixth solo album. Her break-out 2006 debut Ladyland was produced by Grammy® Award-Winner Linda Perry and featured a duet with two-time, Grammy® Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Aimee Mann. She followed Ladyland up with three back-to-back releases: Coward (2007 on iTunes), Queen of the Valley (2008) and Girl Who Cried Wolf (2009) before unveiling her critically-acclaimed 2014 album Good Soldier, which was produced by Corgan. In 2018, Swan released the EP Caterwaul, produced by Grammy® Award-Winner Chad Hugo. 


In addition to her solo work, Swan has made her mark in the industry as a member of Dollshead and appearing on albums with such notable artists as two-time, Grammy® Award-Winners The Smashing Pumpkins and Gold Album-selling rock band Cold. She has also performed alongside her iconic father Billy Swan, who played rhythm guitar for Kris Kristofferson, and toured and collaborated with Ringo Star and the other half of The Eurythmics Dave Stewart.