Faye Webster: “Kingston”
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”, Faye 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.
Faye Webster has announced some U.K shows in January; tour dates are below.
Watch Faye Webster’s ”Kingston” video below:
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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)