Shura – Obsession
Faye Webster, the 21-year-old Atlanta-based singer-songwriter and decorated photographer, releases her third full-length album, Atlanta Millionaires Club, today via Secretly Canadian. Atlanta Millionaires Club is an album stitched together by intimate songwriting about lonesomeness in spite of Webster’s connection to a larger community.
Atlanta Millionaires Club is in Faye Webster’s feelings, and that’s the way she likes it. Atlanta Millionaires Club is a genre-bending collection of songs, bringing together Webster’s feather-light vocals, intimate songwriting, and her acumen for being strikingly vulnerable and brave. Pulling from a familial lineage of folk storytelling and time spent in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene (notably rap collectives PSA and Awful Records), Webster’s work is a study of duality, weaving through her own introversion and heartbreak; it’s an idiosyncratic sadness punctuated by fleeting observations and an unexpected, sly sense of humor.
“Everything is way personal. I’ve never been that kind of person who can read a book and then write a song about the book,” Webster says. “I have to write about very personal things for me to even want to write”.
Atlanta Millionaires Club was co-produced by Webster and Drew Vandenberg and recorded at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, Georgia. Throughout the album, Webster foregoes genre, trying to avoid sounding like any contemporaries. The omnipresence of pedal steel eschews bluegrass trappings, flexible under Webster’s direction. She didn’t set out to make her new album sound like any artist in particular – but she cites Aaliyah as her main musical inspiration for how she uses sound.
“That’s where I first heard, ‘Oh, there’s this weird guitar that’s bendy and it could totally be in a country song,’ but the way she’s using it is what makes her music so special to me,” Webster explains. “I try to do that. I try to change the way pedal steel is supposed sound, to use it differently than its traditional sound.” Webster lifted the Atlanta Millionaires Club title from the name her father used for his group of up-and-coming friends in grad school that went on to become a sponsored club that competed in 5k races and donut eating contests for charity, the name a showy, stark contrast with the friends’ reality.
Faye Webster Tour Dates
05/24/19 Manchester, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
05/25/19 Bristol, UK – Dot to Dot Festival w/ Crystal Fighters
05/26/19 Nottingham, UK – Dot to Dot Festival
05/28/19 London, UK – Bermondsey Social Club
05/29/19 London, UK – Bermondsey Social Club
06/16/19 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
06/18/19 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
06/19/19 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern
06/21/19 Toronto, Ontario, Canada – The Drake
06/22/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
06/23/19 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/24/19 Allston, MA – Great Scott
06/26/19 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
06/27/19 Washington, D.C. – DC9
06/28/19 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
06/29/19 Atlanta , GA – The Earl
featuring Buck Meek
DEACON, Out March 26th
Out 26th March on Secretly Canadian
Two collaborative tracks with Piglet