Tāmaki Makaurau based noir-folk artist Reb Fountain today shares her new captivating single ‘Faithless Lover’, the first new music from Reb since her 2021 album Iris.
‘Faithless Lover’ is Reb Fountain at her mesmerising 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.
On support for the show is trailblazing artist Arahi. Heralding the winds of change, Arahi creates soulful, heart wrenching music infused with melancholy, evoking a nostalgia so potent you can taste it. Having played stages throughout Aotearoa, he is a welcome addition to The Powerstation stage on Saturday 3 June.
In addition to this New Zealand headline date, the band will also play a three date UK tour including respected music discovery festival The Great Escape and a headline show at The Brunswick Ballroom in Melbourne on July 13.
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, of 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.”
Tickets for Reb Fountain at The Powerstation go on sale this Wednesday 19 April at midday from ticketmaster.co.nz. Fans should only buy from trusted ticketing agents listed at rebfountain.co.nz.
In addition to this Auckland show, Reb is also crossing to the other side of the world to play the following UK and Australian shows:
The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
Sat 13 May
Little Rabbit Barn, Colchester, UK
The Lexington, London, UK
Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia
tickets at rebfountain.co.nz