“You Don’t Know Who I Am” Reb Fountain

New Zealand singer/songwriter Reb Fountain, recently released her self-titled album Flying Nun Records, with physical release slated for June 26 on Secretly Distribution. Fountain’s music is described as noir punk-folk a la Nick Cave. Fountain has also released the final single “Don’t You Know Who I Am” alongside a moving official music video directed by Lola Fountain-Best. Fountain explains, “Identity is a complex beast; all the stories we tell ourselves about who we are give meaning that helps us feel whole. We use our sense of self to feel empowered, to affirm our lack, to conjure might, to abdicate responsibility — to dispose and oppress as much to hold and support. This video, in keeping with the song, creates an opportunity to experience what shedding one aspect of one’s identity might feel like, might look like, and what new meanings and connotations might emerge from such an act.”

Reb’s last release Hopeful & Hopeless won the New Zealand Music Award for Best Country Album, Best Country Artist, and Best Folk Album in 2018. The album focused in on mental health with intense care and vivid emotion. This new collection sees the singer moving forward — but not without hard earned sensibility and heightened, critical attention to the grayer bits of life. The new album Reb Fountain came together in the seasoned walls of Neil Finn‘s (Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac) famed Roundhead Studios. Longtime studio collaborator and Head Engineer Simon Gooding (Ed Sheeran, P!nk, Migos, Dua Lipa) manned the helm of their three-week recording session alongside Dave Khan who produced and Chris Chetland (Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins, Tami Nielson, Marlon Williams) who mastered the final result.

Reb Fountain
Reb Fountain
Track List
Flying Nun Records

Hawks & Doves
It’s a Bird (It’s a Plane)
When Gods Lie
Don’t You Know Who I Am
Quiet Like The Rain
The Last Word