Canadian musician La Faute offers a glimpse of her debut album Blue Girl Nice Day with hypnotic track “Watercolours,” alongside imaginative music video. Led by a sultry soundscape of floating pianos and warm guitar lines over velvety vocals, the track is dreamy and haunting in equal proportions as it pulls us in with a gentle groove and poignant message.
Inspired by the free-flowing, uncontrollable nature of watercolour paints, the captivating track captures the excitement and frustration of love through a metaphor of painting. Whether leaving us surprised with the beauty of our creation or struggling to contain a mess, the track encapsulates the intricacy of love.
Speaking of the theme of the accompanying music video, “The character in the video alternates between being in her inner world, the cocoon of the car, and the outside, in the harsh elements of real life. The scenes alternate back and forth, inside, outside. She’s driving through the city, singing to herself and smiling a little, and she’s outside in the cold rain, drenched and struggling. Fantasy vs. reality, in control vs out of control. She peers out the window with binoculars like a detective on a stakeout or a stalker, her face swallowed by shadows.”
Offering up a smooth blend of indie dream pop and alternative folk, emerging talent Peggy Messing under the moniker of La Faute has crafted a vibrant sonic world that’s dark yet ethereal marrying her love for music and visual art with ease – with “Watercolours,” showcasing both her talents aplenty.