Atlanta wunderkind Faye Webster has shared a video for “Overslept,” a standout from her critically acclaimed new album, I Know I’m Funny haha, out now on Secretly Canadian. The song is a collaboration with the Japanese artist mei ehara, who Webster has cited as the biggest influence on her new album.

When I was writing I Know I’m Funny haha I had a little trouble finishing this song. I felt it needed someone else to complete it. mei ehara was someone who I listened to literally every day last year. She taught me so much about song-writing and instrumentation, and I felt like if anyone were to be on the record, it had to be her,” says Webster. “I wanted to do a video where mei and I could inhabit the same world, even though we’ve never met in person.

The music video was directed by frequent Faye Webster collaborator Hunter Airheart who shot Faye’s scenes in Atlanta, GA. Meanwhile, mei’s scenes were filmed in Tokyo by cinematographer Tats Nakahara. “We talked several times prior to the shoot and got a game plan together. On shoot day, we all got on a video call. Tats finessed and hooked the camera up to the video call, so I could see the exact shot we were getting…truly was a game changer. Getting to work with these different artists all over the world, especially right now, felt super special and I’m just thankful to be a part,” says Airheart. Once edited together, the video was handed to animator and illustrator Harriet Yakub who brought the film to life with the animated creatures envisaged by Hunter and Faye.

I Know I’m Funny haha was released earlier this summer to wide critical praise. It received the coveted Best New Music distinction from Pitchfork who called it “one of the best records of the year,” and The FADER hailed as “emblematic of a new kind of Gen Z hybrid music.” 

Faye Webster is hitting the road this fall on a mostly sold out headline tour in support of I Know I’m Funny haha that includes stops at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and Governor’s Ball in New York. The tour also includes support dates with Wilco and a winter 2022 headline run. Tickets are available now at fayewebster.com. All dates below.

TOUR DATES:
09/23/21 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – SOLD OUT
09/24/21 – Capital Turnaround – Washington D.C.
09/26/21 – Governor’s Ball Music Festival – New York, NY
09/28/21 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN – SOLD OUT
09/29/21 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
09/30/21 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA – SOLD OUT
10/15/21 – Oxbow RiverStage – Napa, CA ^
10/16/21 – San Jose Civic – San Jose, CA ^
10/17/21 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA ^ – SOLD OUT
10/18/21 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA ^ – SOLD OUT
10/20/21 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA ^
10/22/21 – Brooklyn Bowl LV – Las Vegas, NV ^
10/23/21 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA ^
10/25/21 – The Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
10/26/21 – The Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
02/01/22 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
02/03/22 – Trees – Dallas, TX
02/04/22 – The Parish – Austin, TX – SOLD OUT
02/05/22 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX – SOLD OUT
02/07/22 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
02/08/22 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA – SOLD OUT
02/09/22 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
02/10/22 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
02/11/22 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA – SOLD OUT
02/13/22 – Douglas Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
02/14/22 – Neumos – Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
02/15/22 – The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC
02/19/22 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
02/21/22 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
02/22/22 – Metro – Chicago, IL
02/24/22 – Horseshoe – Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT
02/25/22 – Petit Campus – Montreal, QC
02/28/22 – Royale – Boston, MA
03/01/22 – Webster Hall – New York City, NY
03/03/22 – The Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
03/04/22 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC

^ w/ Wilco

 

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