Americana / Folk / Hip-Hop / Indie
Faye Webster isn’t an artist that adheres to the normal conventions of popular music. The 21-year-old singer, who has been writing music since the age of 14 and playing guitar for years before that, doesn’t feel the need to choose a genre in which she can pigeonhole her music. Rather, she lets her songs meander across the vast sonic field of her influences, creating a deliciously unorthodox cocktail of twinkling vocals, moaning pedal steel, and underplayed rap – because why choose between indie, Americana, and hip-hop when you can have all three?
While Webster's music is marked by lilting vocals and glistening slide guitar that is typical of Americana music to come out of the the Deep South, the 21-year-old doesn't hesitate to incorporate other aspects of her Atlanta upbringing in her sound. It’s well known that the Georgia capital has a thriving hip-hop scene, producing prolific acts like Run the Jewels, Future, and Outkast. On Webster’s third and most recent release, Atlanta Millionaires Club, the singer ensures she gives the nod to that portion of her musical influence. Though the record sports Webster’s dreamy indie vocal and the pedal steel and fiddle that adorns countless Americana records from generations past, Atlanta Millionaires Club sports R&B bass grooves and sultry horns on tracks like “Come to Atlanta” and even a feature from rapper Father on “Flowers.” Webster carefully engineers her sound so that these contrasting styles melt seamlessly into one another to form a bona fide textbook on Atlanta’s musical history.
Faye Webster has also made a name for herself in the hip-hop community through her work as a photographer. During her one semester at Belmont University before dropping out and returning to Georgia to pursue music full time, the singer took a photography class and developed a love for the art form. Combining this with her passion for music, Webster gained recognition in Atlanta’s hip-hop community via her stunning portraits of artists like Lil Yachty, Migos’ Offset, and D.R.A.M.
If you want a musical lesson on the Peach State, Faye Webster is here to provide.
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