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Secretly Canadian is proud to present new signing Faye Webster and share the self-directed video for her new single “Kingston.” The 21-year-old songwriter’s forthright, exposed lyricism pays homage to the great Americana traditions of songwriting while drawing from Webster’s own experiences immersed in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene.
“Kingston,” the first new song since her 2017’s sophomore self-titled LP, is quintessential Faye Webster. Awash in the haze of a humid Georgia summer, all lovestruck and dewy, “Kingston” glimmers with a hushed glitz: a mellowed punctuation of brass, the twang of pedal-steel, feather-light vocals unfurling like a sigh, and slinking hues of R&B.
In the accompanying self-directed video for “Kingston,” we move through a blushing tangle of flamingos and lush palm trees, the sheen of red silk, a glimmering ice-rink. At the center of it all stands Faye Webster, in focus, gazing directly into the camera with a wide-eyed, unflinching gaze: the sharp, confident conductor in control of a dreamy haze.
Faye Webster isn’t afraid to tell you how she feels. Described by Billboard as “innovative” and “genre-defining,” Webster’s carefully-cultivated sound organically mingles that inherited country and folk with her time immersed in rap collective Awful Records, injecting the traditional with a clandestine jolt.
A decorated photographer as well as a musician, Webster’s artistic mediums don’t intertwine, instead running parallel to one another. The through-line is her exceptional knack for direction, an assured confidence in her own point of view.
Webster has announced US tour dates for the new year, supporting Lord Huron & Deerhunter respectively. These follow a series of intimate performance in the UK in January. All tour dates are below.
Faye Webster Tour Dates
Tue. Jan 15th – Bristol U.K @ Louisiana
Wed. Jan. 16th – London UK @ The Lexington (The Line of Best Fit’s Five-Day Forecast)
Thu. Jan. 17th – Manchester UK @ Yes (Basement)
Fri. Feb. 15 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
Tue. April 23 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace %
Thu. April 25 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City %
Fri. April 26 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt %
Sat. April 27 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte %
Mon. April 29 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues %
Tue. April 30 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach %
Wed. May 1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks %
Fri. May 3 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen %
* = with Deerhunter
% = with Lord Huron
Secretly Canadian is honored to partner with Chimera Music on releasing Yoko Ono’s musical output from 1968 to 1985. Today, on Yoko Ono’s 86th birthday, Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music announce the latest release in the project: Unfinished Music No. 3: Wedding Album (1969) is out now.
Today Alex Cameron announces 'Alex Cameron Live in San Francisco,' out April 19th via Secretly Canadian and Castle Face Records. An intimate evening with Alex and his indispensable sax man,Roy Molloy (beard in briefcase) performing at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, a classy and lovingly maintained venue originally built in 1907 on Market Street.
Today Jade Bell, ANOHNI, and J. Ralph release new single "KARMA.” The track is available for purchase now via Bandcamp. All proceeds from record sales and donations go directly to Jade’s KIDS, a non-profit foundation, to help support its initiative to creatively inspire youth.
Shura makes a stunning return today with new song “BKLYNLDN.” Available now on her new home of Secretly Canadian, this is the first taste of Shura’s much-anticipated second album, which she is currently working on in the wake of 2016’s celebrated debut, 'Nothing’s Real.'