Songwriter Fenne Lily recently announced her signing to Dead Oceans with the excellent “To Be A Woman Pt. 2”, and today she’s announcing her first album for the label. It’s called BREACH and comes out on September 18. She’s shared a single from the album called “Alapathy”, which is a reflection on a time when she “started smoking weed to switch off [her] brain,” and the song’s title is a combination of the words “apathy” and “allopathic” (as in Westernized medicine).
She also says that BREACH is about “loneliness, and trying to work out the difference between being alone and being lonely.” This can be heard in “Alapathy” as galloping guitar line matches the speed of her thoughts as they flit from image to image, worried and trying to let it all go. These ideas seem to pile up as “Alapathy” builds on the mental and musical momentum, until she comes to the inauspicious conclusion “I’m a ghost sometimes.”
Listen to “Alapathy” on streaming platforms or watch the video below.