Reb Fountain has been a name bearing weight in New Zealand for some time, but it’s her recent self-titled album with Flying Nun Records that sees the artist elevate herself to another realm entirely.
Recorded over a three-week stint at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios, Reb Fountain drips with intent and quiet passion.
The record’s cast of personnel speaks to the promise behind it, an assemblage of the country’s most name-dropped producers, engineers, and collaborators.
Combine that with the guest appearances on the record – Finn Andrews of The Veils and Elroy Finn, son of Neil – and you’ll begin to understand the immense talent breathing between the seams of Reb Fountain. The result is an album that feels subdued yet monumentally powerful, tied with threads of folk, alt-country, and indie. Naming it by one sound or genre would be superfluous.