Saturday 3 June 2023
Tāmaki Makaurau based noire folk artist Reb Fountain today shares her new captivating single ‘Faithless Lover’, the first new music from Reb Fountain since her 2021 album Iris.
Released on Flying Nun Records, ‘Faithless Lover’ is Reb Fountain at her mesmerizing best. Produced by frequent collaborator and band mate Dave Khan, the song is a dream-like journey with sparse instrumentation and a lingering melody sparking the listener’s imagination. In true understated heroine form, ‘Faithless Lover’ is an epic retelling of transcendent love. Hauntingly intimate yet steeped in cinematic grandeur, Reb Fountain renders the deeply personal as a mythic parable, welcoming a state of transformation.
“We are close; so close to ourselves it’s uncomfortable. Falling in love with illusions that serve the ego but not the heart. Faithless Lover tells a tale of mutiny; coming alive to oneself - one’s place in the story – in vulnerability and beyond fear. I want that; to transform the stories that bind us and to wake up in rebellion.” – Reb Fountain
In addition to the new single, Reb Fountain has announced a one off show at The Powerstation on Saturday June 3. Playing with her full band of Dave Khan, Karin Canzek and Earl Robertson, this will be their only Auckland show of 2023 and the first time they have played the iconic venue. This show comes on the back of their UK tour including respected music discovery festival The Great Escape. Anyone that has seen this band play together knows how special the live show is.
To accompany the release of ‘Faithless Lover’ Reb Fountain has also released a video for the song, directed and edited by Lola Fountain-Best. Shot on super 8 film, the video feels like an ethereal dream complimenting the tracks' very essence and transporting viewers to another world.