With her new album ‘BREACH’ out on 18th September via Dead Oceans, Fenne Lily is sharing latest cut ‘Berlin’.
“When I was 21 I spent a month alone in Berlin,” Fenne explains. “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. 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.”
Have a listen below.
1. To Be a Woman Pt. 1
5. I, Nietzsche
7. Blood Moon
9. I Used To Hate My Body But Now I Just Hate You
11. Someone Else’s Trees
12. Laundry And Jet Lag
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