Fenne Lily Debuts “In My Own Time”

Fenne Lily Debuts "In My Own Time" Video. The track is off the singer/songwriter's album Big Picture, Out April 14th on Dead Oceans
Fenne Lily Debuts "In My Own Time" Video

Fenne Lily has shared single/video, “In My Own Time,” the track is off her forthcoming album Big Picture, available April 14th via Dead Oceans. With lines like “sometimes I feel like I’m just killing time here // or maybe it’s killing me,” Fenne moves through the myriad frames of mind associated with a fading or changing identity. As tender harmonies by Katy Kirby accompany lush guitar lines, Fenne reflects on a period of being “simultaneously sheltered from and crushed by a fear of the future,” examining her conflicted feelings about a smaller, slower life. Every song on Big Picture feels like an ode to two people helping each other survive, but none more than this.

“In My Own Time” started as a guitar lick Fenne couldn’t find a home for, and became the album track that took the longest to write. She picked away at it over the summer, working from journal entries on the roof of her flat, singing whatever words felt the least embarrassing to verbalize. The song’s first demo, recorded at home with her band, is almost identical to the final version. With no drum kit at home, Fenne’s drummer, James Luxton, built percussion from things in her kitchen – herb jar shakers, spatulas on a notebook, finger tapping on a pan. That percussion ended up being added to the studio version of the song alongside the real drums.

The accompanying video, directed by Fenne and Jim Larson, sees Fenne and her backing band in a raucous bar, performing and interacting with various patrons and ventriloquist doppelgangers. It’s the brainchild of Fenne and her roommate, Zander Sharp, cooking up a risotto over a bottle (or two) of wine and talking about making an overly-cinematic, borderline violent visual companion for, ultimately, a love song. Fenne elaborates on “In My Own Time,” “This song’s about the weight of stasis — about time moving too quickly and too slowly and every mistake feeling both permanent and inconsequential. When it came to writing this video concept, I wanted it to reflect the twisted aspects of a love that’s found in the midst of chaos and the subsequent feeling of being inanimate in your own story. All that, in the style of Terminator 2.”

Fenne Lily Tour Dates:
Sat. Apr. 15 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^
Sun. Apr. 16 – Dublin, IE @ Workman’s Club ^
Tue. Apr. 18 – Glasgow, UK @ St Luke’s ^
Wed. Apr. 19 – Manchester, UK @ YES ^
Thu. Apr. 20 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall ^
Fri. Apr. 21 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity ^
Sun. Apr. 23 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns ^
Mon. Apr. 24 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club ^
Tue. Apr. 25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet ^
Thu. Apr. 27 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher ^
Fri. Apr. 28 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA Ideal Bar ^
Sat. Apr. 29 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz ^
Mon. May 1 – Munich, DE @ Ampere ^
Tue. May 2 – Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten ^
Wed. May 3 – Paris, FR @ FMR ^
Thu. May 11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Fri. May 12 – Felton, CA @ Felton Music Hall *
Sat. May 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Mon. May 15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Tue. May 16 – Portland, Oregon @ Aladdin Theater *
Wed. May 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre *
Fri. May 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
Sat. May 20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
Mon. May 22 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *
Tue. May 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. May 24- Milwaukee, WI @ Back Room at Colectivo Coffee *
Thu. May 25 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
Fri. May 26 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
Sat. May 27 – Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern *
Tue. May 30 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace *
Wed. May 31 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Fri. Jun. 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Sat. Jun. 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Sun. Jun. 4 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
Mon. Jun. 5 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall *
Tue. Jun. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
Wed. Jun. 7 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East *
Fri. Jun. 9 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge *
Sat. Jun. 10 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips *
Sun. Jun. 11 – Austin, TX @ The Parish *
Tue. Jun. 13 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
Thu. Jun. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge *
Fri. Jun. 16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour *

Pre-order Big Picture by Fenne Lily HERE


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