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American musician Faye Webster is back! The singer has today unveiled her new single, Cheers and announced the release of her new album, I Know I’m Funny haha, due out this June.
Directed by Matt Swinsky, The neo-psychedelic pop track is accompanied by an official visual, which depicts the singer hanging out with Atlanta’s dirt bike scene king SIG, and the Real Bike Life Only riders.
Speaking of the track, Webster shares: "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."
I Know I’m Funny haha is set to see the musician tackle a variety of emotions, creating her most realised and polished body of work to date. Drawing inspiration from the lap-steel singer-songwriter pop of the 1970s and aching country hits, Webster also cites the rap and R&B community of Atlanta, Georgia. “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-own-time type shit. But now I’m living with my partner; I’m happy most of the time. I’m in such a different place. These songs aren’t necessarily happier, but it’s a different vibe.”
I Know I’m Funny haha is out June 25! Cheers is out now.