Dorset-born singer-songwriter Fenne Lily has shared the beautiful new track ‘Berlin’.
The tremendous talent independently released her debut record in 2018, but earlier this year the 23-year-old signed to the revered label Dead Oceans which is also home to Phoebe Bridgers, Bright Eyes, Khruangbin, Shame and many more Far Out favourites.
Her new album, BREACH, is set to arrive on September 18th and if ‘Berlin’ is anything to go by, then we have a real treat lined up.
Speaking about the new track, Lily said: “When I was 21 I spent a month alone in Berlin. While I was there, I recorded everything I did as a voice note or in a sketchbook, even if it was boring. On the plane ride home, my phone packed up and I lost all my song ideas from my trip.
“Initially, it felt as though I’d lost a part of my brain, but gradually pieces started to come back to me. To help the remembering process, I tried to picture all the things that surrounded me during my time alone in Berlin. The more I pictured these mundane objects, the more lost ideas I could remember.”
Adding: “This song was one of these ideas. When it came to deciding on a video for it, I’d recently had a dream about an illustrated man eating his own brain for breakfast and, on the same day, was introduced to Henry’s animated short film ‘Pollock’. His work and my dream were impossible to ignore in their similarities and so this video was born. It reflects both the comfort and claustrophobia of the everyday, and how company can be found in everything when you’re left with only yourself and an alien place. The umbrella made me cry – I kind of hope it helps you do the same.”