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In Review: Faye Webster's, "But Not Kiss"

Faye Webster returned after releasing her iconic “Live At Electric Lady EP” with her newest single, “But Not Kiss.”


This track holds a heavenly sound, starting simple, with just Faye’s vocals and rich guitar chords. The drums and bass come punching in, along with an enchanting pedal steel guitar. The pedal steel, matched with Faye’s yearning vocals, creates a somber feeling on the track. The instrumentals are completed with a repetitive piano line throughout the song. This earns her an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her sound.


Faye Webster always communicates strong emotional motifs, despite using minimal verbiage within her lyrics. Her lyrics are raw and simple, allowing them to be interpreted in many different ways. She sings, “I want to sleep in your arms but not kiss. I long for your touch but don't miss”. Here, she battles wanting to be with an old lover but not wanting to open up any old wounds. She earns a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her lyrics.


Faye Webster has found a way to be easily recognizable through her signature songwriting and instrumentation. She is known for always featuring pedal steel on her tracks, and this classic country instrument, matched with her beautiful bluegrass vocals, has allowed her to harness her indie country sound in the most authentic way possible. She earns a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her art.

Overall, Faye Webster earns an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.

Stream “But Not Kiss” below.


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