Steven A. Clark – Behind the Scenes of “Where Neon Goes to Die” w/ Boys Noize
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
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