Listen Now To – Reb Fountain – Don’t You Know Who I Am
New Zealand Rising Star Reb Fountain Releases Brand New Single “Don’t You Know Who I Am” with official music video
Reb Fountain‘s new self-titled album is out digitally today on Flying Nun Records, with physical release slated for June 26 on Secretly Distribution. The celebrated songwriter delivers a dark brand of noir punk-folk a la Nick Cave, with raw and booming heart. Her vocal performance is a dynamic force, flowing with intentional power one moment and easy demeanor the next, to create a warm and sultry form of compelling. Fountain hails from New Zealand and the same seemingly mystical folk scene that bred cohorts Marlon Williams and Aldous Harding.
Fountain has also released the final single “Don’t You Know Who I Am” alongside a moving official music video directed by Lola Fountain-Best. Fountain explains, “Identity is a complex beast; all the stories we tell ourselves about who we are give meaning that helps us feel whole. We use our sense of self to feel empowered, to affirm our lack, to conjure might, to abdicate responsibility — to dispose and oppress as much to hold and support. This video, in keeping with the song, creates an opportunity to experience what shedding one aspect of one’s identity might feel like, might look like, and what new meanings and connotations might emerge from such an act.”
Reb’s last release Hopeful & Hopeless won the New Zealand Music Award for Best Country Album, Best Country Artist, and Best Folk Album in 2018. The album focused in on mental health with intense care and vivid emotion. This new collection sees the singer moving forward — but not without hard earned sensibility and heightened, critical attention to the grayer bits of life. The new album Reb Fountain came together in the seasoned walls of Neil Finn’s (Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac) famed Roundhead Studios. Longtime studio collaborator and Head Engineer Simon Gooding (Ed Sheeran, P!nk, Migos, Dua Lipa) manned the helm of their three-week recording session alongside DaveKhan who produced and Chris Chetland (Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins, Tami Nielson, Marlon Williams) who mastered the final result.
REB FOUNTAIN ON FLYING NUN
Hawks & Doves
It’s a Bird (It’s a Plane)
When Gods Lie
Don’t You Know Who I Am
Quiet Like The Rain
The Last Word