Faye Webster loves the feeling of a first take: writing a song, then heading to the studio with her band to track it live the very next day. When you listen to the 25-year-old Atlanta songwriter’s poised and plainspoken albums, you can hear why: she channels emotions that are so aching, they seem to be coming into existence at that very moment. Webster captures the spark before it has a chance to fade.
Faye’s last album I Know I’m Funny haha is her most realized manifestation of this emotional and musical alchemy. Continuing to bloom after her 2019 breakthrough Atlanta Millionaires Club, Webster’s sound draws as much from the lap-steel singer-songwriter pop of the 1970s and teardrop country tunes as it does from the audacious personalities of her city’s rap and R&B community, where she first found a home on Awful Records.
In the four years since Atlanta Millionaire Club, Webster’s profile has steadily risen—as she played festivals and theatres across the world, giving rise to legions of fans, she even found her way onto the end-of-year lists of Wilco and Tyler The Creator.
Faye Webster returned in 2023 with two new singles. ‘But Not Kiss’ towers as a modern love song and was released to wide critical praise, followed more recently by ‘Lifetime’, a stunning and sparse song of devotion. As she works toward a subsequent full-length, Faye Webster acknowledges that ‘But Not Kiss’ “says a lot about what’s coming.”