Fenne Lily reveals lurid video for new single 'Solipsism' featuring Willie J Healey - watch here
If her weekly Instagram live-streamed series 'The Bathtime Show' interviewing guests such as Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and SOAK in the tub is anything to go by, Fenne Lily is showing she's already accumulated a swathe of prestigious fans in the run up to her Dead Oceans label debut BREACH, out on 18th September.
Today she's revealed her latest single 'Solipsism' with an accompanying video, that on a visual level is equally lurid and unnerving as it is candy-flossed and polished, mirroring the Bristolian's distinct juxtaposition of dark lyrical content with a bucolic songbird aesthetic.
Featuring Willie J Healey as a cameo shop assistant, Lily says "a lot of situations make me uncomfortable - some parties, most dates, every time I’m stoned in the supermarket. ‘Solipsism’ is a song about being comfortable with being uncomfortable and the freedom that comes with that. If you feel weird for long enough it becomes normal, and feeling anything is better than feeling nothing. I wanted this video to be a reflection of the scary thought that I’ll have to live with myself forever. It’s surreal to realise you’ll never live apart from someone you sometimes hate. Dad, if you’re reading this you killed it as shopper number 2.”
Lily's wit and wry self-analysis certainly sets her apart from the slew of contemporary indie-rock songwriters, which is why her new album is so highly-anticipated and which is why we're already on her aforementioned list of fans.
Check out the vid for 'Solipsism' below:
Due to the ongoing uncertainty with Covid-19, Fenne Lily's tour in support of BREACH has also been postponed to April/May next year. See below for the new dates:
30.04 - Brussels, BE @ Grand Salon
01.05 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
03.05 - Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
04.05 - Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
06.05 - Berlin, DE @ Frannz
07.05 - Munich, DE @ Mila
08.05 - Zurich, SE @ Exil
09.05 - Milan, IT @ Magnolia
11.05 - Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
12.05 - Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up
17.05 - Leicester, UK @ The Cookie
18.05 - Liverpool, UK @ Phase One
19.05 - Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club
21.05 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
22.05 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
23.05 - Birmingham, UK @ Dead Wax
25.05 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
26.05 - London, UK @ Omeara
27.05 - Cambridge, UK @ The Portland Arms
28.05 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
BREACH is out on 18th September via Dead Oceans. To hear more from Fenne Lily, click here.