The critically acclaimed award-winning Kiwi artist Reb Fountain has released her new single ‘Faithless Lover’, the first new music since her 2021 album Iris. Alongside this single, she has also announced three showcases at the Great Escape Festival and a headline show in London.
Released on Flying Nun Records and produced by frequent collaborator and band mate Dave Khan, ‘Faithless Lover’ is a dream-like journey with sparse instrumentation and a lingering melody that sparks the listener’s imagination. Hauntingly intimate yet steeped in cinematic grandeur, Reb Fountain welcomes a transformative, deeply personal state.
“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
Along with the release of ‘Faithless Lover’, Reb Fountain has also published a video for the song, directed and edited by Lola Fountain-Best. Shot on 16mm film, the video compliments the track’s very essence and transports viewers to another world.
Speaking about the video, Reb says: “Lola and I had been plotting on how to best use expired Kodak 16mm film offered to us by cinematographer Ian Powell. We were inspired by narrative and filmic techniques of Ingmar Bergman and Jean Cocteau, in particular using fantasy to explore the philosophical.
“We created an archetypal fairy tale that explores the desire to attain the ideal in hopes of achieving the benefits of this fictitious nonpareil, when in fact that which we seek upholds the very captivity we are trying to escape.”
Thurs 11th BRIGHTON – The Great Escape – 2 SHOWS
New Zealand Showcase @ Patterns
Planetary & Impressive PR Showcase @ North Laine
Fri 12th BRIGHTON – The Great Escape – Fabrica
Sat 13th COLCHESTER – Little Rabbit Barn
Sun 14th LONDON – The Lexington