Friday, July 24, 2020

Fenne Lily - "Berlin"

Photo by Nicole Loucaides
We've been getting more and more obsessed with the upcoming album from Fenne Lily. If you've been on the edge, her latest single, "Berlin," will definitely push you over the edge. "Berlin" is that kinda folk, kinda indie rock, kinda pop music that's been all the rage (at least with us) lately. It's an impossibly gorgeous mid-tempo song that slowly and slowly builds into a crescendo of the most beautiful fuzzed out guitar solos you've heard in years. The song is quiet and loud all at the exact same time. Plus, it features Lucy Dacus and Ali Chant on backing vocals.

Fenne Lily says of "Berlin":

When I was 21 I spent a month alone in Berlin. While I was there, I recorded everything I did as a voice note or in a sketchbook, even if it was boring. On the plane ride home, my phone packed up and I lost all my song ideas from my trip. Initially, it felt as though I’d lost a part of my brain, but gradually pieces started to come back to me. To help the remembering process, I tried to picture all the things that surrounded me during my time alone in Berlin. The more I pictured these mundane objects, the more lost ideas I could remember. This song was one of these ideas. When it came to deciding on a video for it, I’d recently had a dream about an illustrated man eating his own brain for breakfast and, on the same day, was introduced to Henry’s animated short film ‘Pollock’. His work and my dream were impossible to ignore in their similarities and so this video was born. It reflects both the comfort and claustrophobia of the everyday, and how company can be found in everything when you’re left with only yourself and an alien place. The umbrella made me cry - I kind of hope it helps you do the same.

You can watch the video for "Berlin" below. BREACH, the upcoming album from Fenne Lily, will be out September 18 on Dead Oceans. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Fenne Lily, check out the artist's Facebook and Twitter.

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