Faye Webster announces orchestral EP; watch video for new single “Car Therapy”
Faye Webster has announced a new EP, Car Therapy Sessions, due out April 29 via Secretly Canadian. It features orchestral reimaginings (conducted and arranged by Trey Pollard) of songs from 2019's Atlanta Millionaires Club and 2021's I Know I'm Funny, Haha, along with a couple of new songs. "I have a vivid memory of walking around London in 2018 listening to a mix of Jonny, which I had just written," Faye says. "I remember thinking 'I want to perform this song with an orchestra.' I truly have had my heart set on it since then, always talking about it and figuring out how or when to make it happen."
I chose these songs mostly for them being some of my favorites but also thinking about how different they would sound with an orchestra. Especially Cheers, I feel like that's the one song people wouldn't think I would choose but that's exactly why I did. Trey also made all the arrangements so that they start off playing songs of mine that I didn't end up choosing, which I thought was brilliant.
The recording experience was beautiful, I was truly fighting tears. I think I had actually even cried listening to the demos. I was put in a position where I could see the conductor as well as the producer, which I needed because I honestly couldn't pick up on my cues sometimes even though I wrote the songs. I was so distracted in how beautiful the orchestra sounded I would forget to sing sometimes.
The first single is a new track, "Car Therapy," which has gorgeous string accompaniment. Watch the video for it below.
Faye will be on tour this spring and summer, including dates supporting HAIM, NYC show at Madison Square Garden on May 17 included. See all dates below.
FAYE WEBSTER - CAR THERAPY SESSIONS TRACKLIST:
1. Kind Of (Type of Way)
2. Sometimes (Overanalyze)
3. Car Therapy
4. Suite: Jonny
5. Cheers (To You & Me)
FAYE WEBSTER: 2022 TOUR
April 29 - Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA
May 04 - Moody Amphitheatre - Austin, TX*
May 05 - The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory - Irving, TX*
May 06 - 713 Music Hall - Houston, TX*
May 08 - Daily’s Place - Jacksonville, FL*
May 09 - FPL Solar Amphitheatre - Miami, FL*
May 11 - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre - Alpharetta, GA*
May 13 - The Anthem - Washington D.C.*
May 14 - The Anthem - Washington D.C.*
May 17 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY*
May 19 - Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center - Cincinnati, OH*
May 20 - Ascend Amphitheater - Nashville, TN*
Aug 12 - XL Live - Harrisburg, PA
Aug 13 - Mass MoCA - North Adams, MA
Aug 14 - Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards - LaFayette, NY
Aug 19 - Royale - Boston, MA
Aug 26-28 - Thing Festival - Port Townsend, WA
Aug 28 - Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC
Sept 16 - Primavera Sound Festival - Los Angeles, CA
* - w/ HAIM