New Zealand gem Reb Fountain has emerged again with a dreamy, low fi ode. Faster ties in all the things we love about Reb Fountain: her enchanting vocals, jazz training, guitar and violin expertise, and roots in country all come into play.
Faster seems to mirror some of Joni Mitchell’s more soulful songs, but errs from the country twang and jangly guitars. The result is mesmerising—with Fountain’s rich, warm vocals resting comfortably on a bed of piano, guitar and violin.
Faster is a showcase of not only Reb Fountain’s beautiful vocals, but deft songwriting. A cut from her forthcoming album, it leaves much to be anticipated.
Faster is the first new music we’ve caught from Reb Fountain since the release of Little Arrows in 2017. The release before that, Hopeful and Hopeless, was made with her friend and collaborator Sam Pebble, who passed away suddenly after recording. Fountain was deeply affected by the loss, which has gone on to impact her songwriting since.
Her latest release is accompanied by a gorgeous music video. Seemingly shot on super 8 film, the video chronicles different aspects of her day-to-day life, and is soaked in familiarity and nostalgia. You can watch it here.
Faster is the first release off Fountain’s forthcoming self-titled album, which is dropping on September 27th this year. You can pre-order the album here.