Faye Webster Shares New Video for ‘Overslept’ Featuring mei ehara

    Faye Webster has shared a new video for ‘Overslept’, her collaboration with the Japanese artist mei ehara, from this year’s I Know I’m Funny haha. Director Hunter Airheart shot Webster’s scenes in Atlanta, while ehara’s scenes were filmed in Tokyo by cinematographer Tats Nakahara. The edited footage was then handed to animator and illustrator Harriet Yakub, who created the fantastical creatures envisaged by Hunter and Faye. Watch it below.

    “When I was writing I Know I’m Funny haha I had a little trouble finishing this song,” Webster said in a statement. “I felt it needed someone else to complete it. mei ehara was someone who I listened to literally every day last year. She taught me so much about song-writing and instrumentation, and I felt like if anyone were to be on the record, it had to be her. I wanted to do a video where mei and I could inhabit the same world, even though we’ve never met in person.”

    Airheart added, “We talked several times prior to the shoot and got a game plan together. On shoot day, we all got on a video call. Tats finessed and hooked the camera up to the video call, so I could see the exact shot we were getting… truly was a game changer. Getting to work with these different artists all over the world, especially right now, felt super special and I’m just thankful to be a part.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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