Faye Webster recently announced Car Therapy Sessions, an EP of new and re-imagined songs, backed by a full orchestra. Today, she shares a new track from the project – “Suite: Jonny.”
“Suite: Jonny” brings together two fan-favorite songs from her previously released Atlanta Millionaire’s Club. The original songs, “Jonny” and “Jonny (Reprise)” are presented together in this composition and given a lush orchestral treatment to great cinematic effect. The “Suite: Jonny” video is also out today, directed by Sean Valdivieso and edited by hbaCreate. The video gives a window into the recording process that took place at Spacebomb Studios. “This is the song that sparked the whole concept for this project for me. It’s also one of the first songs that I ever wrote that I felt was truly honesty and had true transparency, which I think is maybe why so many people relate to it,“ says Webster. “I wanted to be able to relive this song in a way that felt new at the same time, which is why I really like the direction that Trey took these orchestral arrangements.”
Car Therapy Sessions will be released on April 29th via Secretly Canadian. Earlier this month she also shared the title track, “Car Therapy.” The orchestra was headed by Trey Pollard who was responsible for both conducting and arranging. Drew Vandenberg produced and mixed the EP. Car Therapy Sessions will be available on vinyl in the fall and is available to pre-order now. On the EP, Webster reimagines three songs from her critically acclaimed 2021 release I Know I’m Funny, Haha and 2019’s Atlanta Millionaires Club. With the 24 piece orchestra backing her, in addition to “Car Therapy” and “Suite: Jonny”, the songs “Kind Of”, “Sometimes” and “Cheers” take on a glimmering new sheen. It’s remarkable how beautifully Webster’s work can take on this orchestral treatment. Like Cole Porter, or Judy Garland – her delicate and emotional delivery packs a gut punch when dramatized by the EP’s robust arrangements.
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