Exclaim!'s Staff Picks: Faye Webster Says a Lot with a Little on "But Not Kiss"

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Jun 26, 2023

Even with her signature softness, Faye Webster knows how to mix things up — even if just a touch. Our first taste of her next era borrows from the strings of her Car Therapy Sessions, this time exemplifying how keen her influences can be. Against the starry-eyed piano lick, there's a prickly post-punkiness to the orchestral "Yeah, yeah."

Just as vague as the unconventional chorus in "But Not Kiss" is the track's subject matter: Is Webster detailing a love lost? A romantic friendship? Inopportune timing? Perhaps this is how she's found widespread relatability — in just nine lines, she describes a slew of possibilities.

(Secretly Canadian)

Latest Coverage