Faye – “Ancient Bones” (Stereogum Premiere)

“Ancient Bones” is an outlier on Faye’s upcoming debut EP (the rest of the songs on it hew closer to the scratchiness of lead single “Chow Chow“) but, because of that, it’s perhaps the one that hits hardest. Vocalist Susan Plante sounds gutted and resigned as she sings this timeless lament of lost love, and reflects on how that absence makes you want to completely disappear from the world. “These ancient bones, how they crumble and creak/ You’re making this harder than it really needs to be,” she mourns. “Let me go into the woods all alone/ To decompose with the leaves, moss, and thorns.” A heavy bass line bleeds over into itself, echoing her sadness. Listen below.

Faye’s self-titled debut EP is out 5/13 via Tiny Engines. Pre-order it here.

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