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New Zealand Music News


Surrounded by tapestries, trunks & trinkets, in a makeshift room in the middle of anywhere, Fountain plays with the ethereal and earthly nature of love. “Your arrow is loose in my heart.” 


The news is written by a mysterious person. Maybe Wendy Broccoli.

Photograph by Kalvin Fountain-Best

Reb Fountain has shared a new song, her first since she released her self-titled album in May 2020. Check out the video for Heart, directed by longtime collaborator Lola Fountain-Best

Directed & Edited by Lola Fountain-Best; Costume Design by Eve Armstrong-Coop

Speaking about Heart, Reb reveals — ”I wanted to share a tune for all the unrequited love and longing; the great exodus of connection and the echoes of yearning left behind, reverberating through space, time and our hearts, as we fell together and apart. They say as long as Orpheus sings he breathes life into death; that, in the most challenging of times, we too have the opportunity for rebirth. Orpheus would play his u-shaped lyre; it’s two arms reaching away from one another to hold the tension of strings vibrating across the bridge between. Heart is a love song; not a happily ever after kind of love, more the type of love that makes beautiful music precisely because it is forever connected and apart. Held by heartstrings it is the kind of love that begged Orpheus to turn and share it with Eurydice only to lose her forever – the sort of love that’s human; where great suffering and great joy exist as one.”

You may hear this song at the Flying Nun 40th Anniversary Show, at which Reb Fountain is performing!  Presale tickets go on sale Friday May 28th at 11am NZT, with the general classification following suit on Monday May 31st. Tickets will be available here.




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