Faye Webster returns with her new single ‘Cheers’ and it’s companion video, directed by Matt Swinsky. Alongside, she announces her new album I Know I’m Funny haha, out June 25th on Secretly Canadian.
A sense of relief charges the neo-psychedelic pop of ‘Cheers’, which see’s Websterexperiment with an overdriven guitar tone. According to Webster “This song has always felt like a standout from the record to me. It was the kind of song where you’re like ‘oh yeah, this is the one’ right after the first take. It felt different to me and it made it feel like I was entering a new era and chapter for myself. It’s kind of the outlier on the record but at the same time is still so original and identifying to myself. Also, it just makes me feel like a badass for once.” The video features Faye hanging with her hometown Atlanta’s dirt bike scene king SIG and the Real Bike Life Only riders.
The follow up to her 2019 breakthrough and Secretly Canadian debut Atlanta Millionaires Club, I Know I’m Funny haha is Webster’s most realised manifestation yet of her emotional and musical alchemy. Her poised and plainspoken music channels emotions that are so aching, they seem to be coming into existence at that very moment. And her unique sound draws as much from the lap-steel singer-songwriter pop of the 1970s and teardrop country tunes as it does from the audacious personalities of her citiess rap and R&B community, where she initially found a home on Awful Records.
In the time since Atlanta Millionaire Club release, while Webster’s profile has steadily risen – she also fell in love. “This record is coming from a less lonely place,” Webster says of I Know I’m Funny haha, which finds her sound fuller, brighter, and more confident. “When I wrote AMC, I was living by myself and on some don’t-know-what-to-do-with-my-