Faye Webster just announced her new album and shared “Cheers” a few weeks ago, but she’s back already to share the album’s title track, “I Know I’m Funny haha”. She says:
“‘I Know I’m Funny haha’ went from being a thought, to a lyric, to a song title, to an album title. These are the thoughts that go through my head when writing a song – things that people might easily overlook and don’t think are worthy or pretty enough to be sung. I think that’s what people relate to it the most, and I think it’s an aspect of song-writing that you don’t get to hear often. This song feels all over the place but at the same time it tells a story so simple and understandable. Me not getting my security deposit back from my landlord, my partner’s family forgetting who I am because they were drunk, wanting to be in a rock band with Booth…. it almost sounds like a mad lib at first sight, but it just works.”
With a simplistic indie set up, accented by some gorgeous pedal steel, “I Know I’m Funny haha” is a classic tell-all done in the modern Faye Webster style. Flitting through the different memories she mentions above – terrible landlords, drunk sisters, imaginary bands – her tone remains calm and affable. Even as she punctuates each story with a line like “fuck him he kept my money” or the titular “I know I’m funny haha”, her voice only betrays the slightest sneer, but she’s back on her equanimous way in no time, on to the next memory to be plundered.