New Zealand folk songstress Reb Fountain has shared her latest acoustic prize "Foxbright" via Flying Nun Records. The track features Reb's enchantic voice that can send listeners into a trance through the hypnotic raw melodies and accompanied by the beautifully soft acoustic guitar. "Foxbright" presents as the fourth helping from Reb Fountain's upcoming album IRIS, following "Lacuna," "Beastie," and "Heart." IRIS is out via Flying Nun Records on October 1st , 2021 on both black and turquoise vinyl, CD and digitally.
"Foxbright" is a reminder that there's love to be found even when we can't find it in ourselves. Reb wrote "Foxbright" on the piano in one day but as with all songs it's made up of what's come before; wild fragments in total eclipse. The simple verses, the declaratory motif and extended mid-section were connected by a chorus with a repeating melody.
"When I played 'Foxbright' to Dave Khan he said, 'that melody is the bass line'. I love that about the chorus; it's a subtle and hypnotic imprint fully formed," said Reb.
The music video for "Foxbright" stands as a rather organic, raw sentiment. Lola Fountain-Best and Reb created an unadorned video landscape in which to observe the state of play. Dressing the set like a re-imagined blanket fort they borrowed a 16mm film projector to project industrial film footage from the 1950's onto Reb's body. The result is a beautiful and intimate expression of our nature. Taking off with a calm, light filled glimpse of Reb playing her guitar, singing gently and just being - an act that Reb Fountain makes look so effortlessly natural and picturesque.
In May 2020, Reb Fountain released her self-titled album via New Zealand label Flying Nun Records to much critical acclaim. Reb Fountain won the 2021 Taite Music Prize, was shortlisted for the Silver Scroll Award for her song "Don't You Know Who I Am," and the album Reb Fountain was nominated for five New Zealand Music Awards; Album of the Year, Best Alternative, Best Solo Artist, Best Album Artwork and Best Engineer.
The award-winning songwriter, Reb Fountain, is a consummate recording artist and performer; spell-bounding audiences with her music and artistry alike. Throughout 2020, Reb and her all-star band astounded audiences around the country on her sold out album release tour, joined Crowded House on their 13 date, 'To The Island Tour', performed at Splore, and honoured the great Nick Cave at the sold out Auckland Town Hall show, 'The Boy Next Door'.
Reb was born in San Francisco and immigrated with her family from North America to Lyttelton " the quiet port town out of Christchurch that's been fundamental to New Zealand's alt-folk scene, raising artists like Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding, and Delaney Davidson.