Listen to Snail Mail’s emotionally raw new single, ‘Ben Franklin’

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Lindsay Jordan’s second album, ‘Valentine’, arrives next month

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Snail Mail has shared a new track titled ‘Ben Franklin’ – you can listen to it below.

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American singer-songwriter (aka Lindsay Jordan) released the song today (October 13) as the latest preview for her second album Valentine, which arrives on November 5 via Matador.

Moving on from the title track of the upcoming record, ‘Ben Franklin’ sees Snell Mail deliver a personal song inspired by a break-up (“I feel very young after rehab i miss your attention i wish i could call“).


Elsewhere, she sings: “Got the money, I don’t care about sex / You knew how I’d take it / You brought him to the flex“.

“I wanted to break out of my comfort zone with ‘Ben Franklin’ soundly and lyrically”, Jordan explained. “It only felt right that the visual accompaniment should include dancing in front of the camera and holding a 10-foot snake close to my face.”

talking to Granthshala For last week’s Big Read cover story (October 8), Jordan opened up about ‘Ben Franklin’: “When I left rehab, I was like, ‘There’s no way to talk about this, no one else. There’s no way. Going to write about it, ’cause it’s nobody’s job, but when I was writing that song…

“I want to talk about things in a way that’s almost casually throwing some crazy crap into the mix. I was sitting there with my notebook, and I was like, ‘I’m going to do this.’ At the time, I still didn’t have most of the album, so I was like: ‘This is my problem in the future’.

Snail Mail is set to headline the UK next February in support of Valentine’s Day. It will follow a race of US dates that are due to start next month.


The UK schedule is as follows:

February 2022
18 – Manchester, Academy 2
20 – Glasgow, QMU
22 – Bristol, SWX
23 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

In a four-star review of Snail Mail’s debut album ‘Lush’ (2018), Granthshala Wrote: “Right now, Lindsay Jordan is being picked up as the next gatekeeper to indie-rock. A (very good) album feels a little too early to coronate her right now, but ‘Lush’ gets its producer on the right track.” Installing, at least.”

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