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Alternative & Indie - Released June 25, 2021 | Secretly Canadian

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Faye Webster's songs are like the musical equivalent of a drizzly morning when you know the sun is on its way—beautiful, sleepy in an appealingly decadent way, and full of promise. "Better Distractions," the gently percolating opening track from the singer-songwriter's fourth album, is a little jazzy, a little country, a little folky, flirting with the melody of "Something Stupid" while Webster comes on like a melting-butter version of Rickie Lee Jones. No wonder Barack Obama chose it as one of his favorite songs of 2020. "Sometimes" washes over you like a warm bath, while "A Stranger" employs sweeping romantic strings borrowed from an old movie—then adds deep pauses between drum beats to both heighten the drama and force the listener into a state of relaxation. The slip-sliding guitar of "Kind Of" has a similar magic effect, but the slightly off-kilter drum beat keeps you engaged and on your feet. "It feels kind of tucked away," Webster sings again and again, which is a pretty apt description of the song itself. Weirdly, "Kind Of" also suggests Webster could write a killer ballad for Gwen Stefani, as does "In a Good Way," its flamenco-flirting guitar smartly bouncing off her vocal melody. "Both All the Time"—"There's a difference between lonely and lonesome/ but I'm both all the time"—uses a plodding bass to underscore a sense of delicious wallowing, then adds triangle to interrupt her dark reverie, like the return of a typewriter putting a definitive punctuation on a thought. (It also lives up to the album title.) With its lazy sax, "A Dream with a Baseball Player" is a light and sexy take on girl-group shoop-shoop. "Overslept" finds Webster matched for low-key loveliness by Japanese singer-songwriter mei ehara. And "Cheers" is positively strident for the extremely low-key (if sometimes anxious-sounding) Webster, its slinky guitar bobbing atop a caffeinated rhythm, like a Courtney Barnett outtake. Good stuff. © Shelly Ridenour/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released September 16, 2020 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 15, 2020 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released May 24, 2019 | Secretly Canadian

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Between her photography of Atlanta rap big-shots, her passion for indie folk, her avid support of the Braves (the baseball team whose jersey she often wears), her unusual normcore look, and an album cover that shows her mouth covered in molten chocolate from a handful of golden coins, Faye Webster (21) aligns a series of improbable discrepancies. Fortunately, upon listening, it is not overwhelming; here is a collection of rather impeccable tracks of a dreamy, vintage soul. We can find hints of Natalie Prass but also of the Americana that Webster cherishes (the pedal steel guitar on What used to Be Mine and Room temperature) and nonchalant hip-hop (Father lends his laid-back flow to Flowers). Atlanta Millionaires Club is an album to kick back to on a large bed of soft R&B. Joyous. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released May 12, 2017 | Secretly Canadian