Squirrel is singer-songwriter Joram Tornij (1980). After his father accidentally killed a squirrel on the road this has been the spirit animal of Tornij.

In July 2020 Squirrel’s first single Dreaming was released. The second single Changing will be released on August 27. These singles are part of the album Quiet Life, Squirrel’s debut.

Quiet Life is a break up album. He partly wrote the lyrics together with his ex-girlfriend. Squirrel mainly recorded the songs in his home studio. For the recordings he worked with befriended musicians, including Nana Adjoa, Janna Lagerström, Nicky Hustinx, Jelte Heringa and Jacob van de Water.

Squirrel’s music can be described as a mixture of folk and singer-songwriter, with influences from the 70s. Squirrel’s style is influenced by the music of Leonard Cohen, J.J. Cale, Neil Young and Wilco. His voice is sometimes reminiscent of that of José Gonzáles or Damien Jurado.

The recordings took place over a period of 5 years. Like a squirrel, Tornij has collected his songs into a coherent album. The album will be released in October 2020, the month he turns 40.


Release single and video of Remember


Release single and video of Changing


Release single and video of Dreaming

© 2020 Squirrel / Joram Tornij