“Plants And Worms” is one of the many standouts on Girlpool’s self-titled EP. According to a new interview with the band for Rookie, the song “is about how scary life can be and just feeling afraid to step out of your comfort zone, and then realizing that’s how we grow.” That’s what artist Catleya Sherbow gets at in the sullenly-animated video for the track. It starts with one of those mornings when all you can do is pull the covers back over your head and go back to sleep and continues into a watercolor fantasy world haunted by an anxiety monster that our protagonist eventually fights with a pair of scissors. You can watch below.
The Girlpool EP is out 11/17 on Wichita Recordings.